Having won titles at Junior and youth level in both the triathlon and dualthon, Jonathan Brownlee was soon a two-time World Sprint Triathlon Champion. His career apogee came at the London 2012 Olympic Games where he took the bronze medal in the triathlon, at the age of just 22.
Jonathan is a member of the Bingley Harriers and is coached by Malcolm Brown and Jack Maitland at the British Triathlon Federation’s High Performance Centre, based at Leeds Metropolitan University’s Carnegie Centre.
Jonathan’s older brother Alistair Brownlee was the winner of the 2009 ITU Triathlon World Championships and the 2011 Dextro Energy Triathlon ITU World Championship Series, and Edward Brownlee, his younger brother, is a promising schoolboy swimmer and runner.
Triathlon Youth Champion
Jonathan Brownlee was the British youth champion in both triathlon and duathlon in both 2006 and 2007. In 2008, he won bronze medals at both the ETU European Junior Triathlon Championships and ITU World Junior Championships, and placed 17th in his ITU World Championship Series début event in Kitzbühel. During the 2009 season he also won gold in the triathlon at the Australian Youth Olympic Festival and competed in two races in the 2009 ITU World Championship Series, finishing 13th in Kitzbühel and 27th in London.
At the beginning of 2010 Jonathan won the Australian Youth Olympics and then went on to gain the European Junior title. He ran his final race as a junior at the World Junior Championships in Australia and came home with a silver medal.
Senior Triathlon Successes
Having successfully moved up to the senior ranks, Jonathan is already kicking at the heels of his older brother and other seniors in the World Series following a second place ahead of his brother at the London leg of the World Championships as well as claiming a world title at the inaugural ITU Elite Sprint Triathlon World Championships in Lausanne ahead of British team mate Tim Don.
Despite a 15 second penalty, he took Bronze in the Triathlon event at the London 2012 Olympic Games, his brother taking the Gold.
What he offers
In November 2010, Jonathan Brownlee was named Olympic Athlete of the Year at the British Triathlon Awards.
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