YEP Says: Brownlees are true role models

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IF there was a race to sign the most autographs while posing for selfies, Alistair and Jonny Brownlee would almost certainly dead-heat after they were swamped by thousands of wellwishers at their very own triathlon in the grounds of Harewood House.

No request was too much as the brothers relished their return to Yorkshire after a long summer flying the flag for their county at the Rio Olympics before all the drama of last weekend’s world series finale in the suffocating heat of Mexico.

Exemplary role models, they cheered those competing in special races for junior triathletes and tgave encouragement to complete novices with their easy-going enthusiasm. As competitors, sportsmen and ambassadors, they’re totally self-less.