13th August 2012
One day I’ll never forget is joining thousands of people in Hyde Park to witness Alistair Brownlee become Olympic triathlon champion. It was the first British medal I’d personally seen being won at the Games. But for me, Alistair walking across the finish line with a look of relief on his face isn’t the most memorable moment of his triumph. That came a few seconds later when he was lying on the ground trying to catch his breath and nervously looked up, back towards the home straight, searching for his younger sibling Jonny. To me, that look said: “Winning gold isn’t enough. I want my brother on the podium with me.’’ As it turns out, Alistair Brownlee got exactly what he wanted.