WATCH: BBC documentary follows Brownlee brothers’ journey to Rio
The men’s triathlon at Rio 2016 is 10 days away and two athletes that most are expecting to see on the podium are Great Britain’s Brownlee brothers, Alistair and Jonathan.
The respective gold and bronze London 2012 medallists are in a league of their own when it comes to accomplishments in short course triathlon. Alistair is a two-time world champion, European champion, Commonwealth Games champion and has dozens of WTS wins under his belt. Just a few years behind his brother, younger brother Jonathan has one world championship titles to his name, a Commonwealth silver and as many wins and podiums on the WTS circuit. Both are in good shape heading into this year’s Olympic Games and have one less threat to the podium with London 2012 silver medallist and 2015 world champion, Spain’s Javier Gomez announcing he’s out due to a crash injury last month.
BBC seeks to answer what sets the Brownlees apart from the rest of the field in this documentary. The brothers open up about training, winning, losing and competition with each other. The 30-minute feature is a great way to get excited for what promises to be an exciting men’s race on August 18th. The women race on August 20th. Tyler Mislawchuk and Andrew Yorke represent Canada on the men’s side and Amelie Kretz, Sarah-Anne Brault and Kirsten Sweetland make up the women’s squad. All five Canadians are first-time Olympians.