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Britain's Alistair Brownlee swims, cycles and runs to Olympic gold in triathlon

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Competitors start the men's Triathlon with the swim during the London 2012 Olympic Games Triathlon competition at the Hyde Park, London on August 7.

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Athletes compete during the cycling portion of the Men's Olympic Triathlon Race on Aug. 7, during the London 2012 Olympic Games.

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Britain's Alistair Brownlee, left, runs ahead of Spain's Javier Gomez and Jonathan Brownlee in the men's triathlon final during the London 2012 Olympic Games at Hyde Park on Aug. 7,

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Britain's Alistair Brownlee celebrates winning the men's Triathlon during the London 2012 Olympic Games Triathlon competition at the Hyde Park, London, Britain,on Aug. 7.

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Spain's Javier Gomez, left, congratulates Great Britain's Alistair Brownlee after Brownlee won the gold medal in the men's triathlon at the 2012 Summer Olympics, on Aug. 7, in London.


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 From Reuters- LONDON (Reuters) - Since triathlon joined the Olympics in 2000 it has produced seven out of seven upset wins but Alistair Brownlee  bucked the trend in spectacular style on Tuesday when he delivered a perfectly-executed race plan to claim Britain's first medal in the sport.

Their second came moments later when younger brother Jonathan Brownlee took bronze, despite having to serve a 15-second penalty for mounting his bike too early, while Spaniard Javier Gomez, fourth four years ago when he was top-ranked, split them with silver. Click here for the rest of this story and the latest results.