Alistair and Jonathan Brownlee with Tom Fordyce

Alistair Brownlee, twenty-six, is a British triathlete from Yorkshire. He is the reigning Olympic champion, a back-to-back European champion and a two-time world champion.

Jonathan Brownlee, twenty-four, is also a British triathlete from Yorkshire. He is a two-time world sprint champion, an Olympic bronze medalist and the 2013 world champion.

Tom Fordyce is the BBC’s Chief Sports Writer. A keen amateur triathlete and runner, he is the author of two books, We Could Be Heroes and Karma Chameleons.