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Alistair Brownlee: London 2012 Olympic Gallery

Seven years ago today, Tuesday 7th August, Alistair Brownlee won the London 2012 Olympic Games in Hyde Park. Here's a look back at his race in pictures

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Seven years on from London 2012

It’s exactly seven years ago today that the Men’s Triathlon at the London 2012 Olympic Games in Hyde Park saw Great Britain’s Alistair Brownlee earn the first (so far?!) of his Olympic Gold medals.

To celebrate that, we’ve been digging around in our archives to relive those memories.


Tuesday 7th August 2012 was an incredible day for British T(t)riathlon as we finally secured an Olympic medal. And then 30 seconds later, another one! Living up to his favourite tag and all of the home country pressure, Alistair Brownlee delivered in fine style at an event watched by hundreds of thousands of spectators in and around Hyde Park.

Here is an image gallery of his day via the photographic skills of the ITU’s team of Delly Carr and Janos Schmidt.

Alistair Brownlee - London 2012 Olympic Games
Post-race Alistair said he felt good all day – and that day was started with a great swim, exiting the water in the leading group of six with a 20 seconds margin over the chasers.
Alistair Brownlee - London 2012 Olympic Games
No mount-line dramas for Alistair!
Alistair Brownlee - London 2012 Olympic Games
By lap three, the chase pack had reeled in the leading five.
Alistair Brownlee - London 2012 Olympic Games
Particular care in T2 after Jonathan’s T1 penalty error
Alistair Brownlee - London 2012 Olympic Games
Very quickly, and appropriately, the best three male triathletes in the world were alone and clear at the front of the race.
Alistair Brownlee - London 2012 Olympic Games
Eliminating the myth of ‘favourites don’t win the Olympic Triathlon’, an amazing moment for Alistair.
Alistair Brownlee - London 2012 Olympic Games
Possibly my favourite image of the day – respect between two legends of the sport.
Alistair Brownlee - London 2012 Olympic Games
It’s all over, you are Olympic Champion!
Alistair Brownlee - London 2012 Olympic Games
The highest quality podium you could have created.
John Levison
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John Levison
TRI247's Chief Correspondent, John has been involved in triathlon for well over 30 years, 15 of those writing on these pages, whilst he can also be found commentating for events across the UK.

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