In the Spotlight: Alistair BrownleeSubscribe
Grace Cullen 14 June 2012
As the countdown to London 2012 continues, UK Sport’s In the Spotlight will focus on a different Olympic or Paralympic athlete each week. This week, Triathlon’s Alistair Brownlee
|National governing body||British Triathlon|
|Funding Award for Triathlon (2009-13)||£5,291,300|
2006 Junior World Champion
2007 Junior European Champion
2008 Under-23 World Champion
2010 & 2011 European Champion
2009 & 2011 World Champion
Four years ago, as a 20-year-old, Alistair finished in 12th place on his Olympic debut in Beijing, the highest placed British competitor. The following year he became World Champion for the first time, winning all five of the season's events in which he competed and becoming the first person to win the ITU Triathlon World Championships titles for Junior Men, Under 23 Men and Senior Men.
After suffering a stress fracture to his left leg in 2010, Alistair recovered to be crowned European champion for the next two consecutive years.
Another injury in early 2012, this time an Achilles tear, kept Alistair from competition for over four months, but a victorious return at the GE Blenheim Triathlon in June 2012 has proved the World Champion is still very much in form ahead of the London Olympic Games.
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