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Photo-finish as Brownlees race for selfies at triathlon

IF A punishing swim, bike ride and run wasn’t sufficient, triathlon titans Alistair and Jonny Brownlee have just added a fourth discipline – the selfie.

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Britain's Alistair Brownlee, left, helps his brother Jonny to get to the finish line during the Triathlon World Series event in Cozumel, Mexico, a feat which has taken sportsmanship to new levels.

Tom Richmond: The Brownlee brothers and a picture of sportsmanship that leaves rivals standing

FOR many, this dramatic photograph of the grimacing brothers-in-arms Alistair and Jonny Brownlee epitomises why these triathlon titans should be regarded as the best sports team in their home county of Yorkshire.

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Jody Cundy has challenged his fellow GB Paralympic stars to carry the momentum from their Rio heroics towards Tokyo 2020 Picture: Andrew Matthews/PA.

Paralympics: GB turns attention to Tokyo 2020 after stunning Rio triumph

Jody Cundy has challenged his fellow Great British Paralympic stars to carry the momentum from their Rio heroics towards Tokyo 2020 and beyond.

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Twice Olympic gold medal winner, triathlete Alistair Brownlee.

My Yorkshire: Triathlete Alistair Brownlee on his favourite people and places

Alistair Brownlee won successive gold medals in the triathlon at the 2012 London Olympics and then at the Rio Games this summer. Educated at Bradford Grammar School, the 28-year-old lives in Leeds.

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In this videograb, Jonny Brownlee is helped over the line in Mexico by his brother Alistair

I’d have done it for anyone says Alistair Brownlee after sacrificing victory to help brother

Alistair Brownlee insisted he would have done the same for anyone after dramatically helping his ailing brother Jonny over the finish line at the World Triathlon series finale in Cozumel, Mexico.

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Stewart Calligan wearing his Huddersfield Old Boys rugby shirt in tribute to Hull FCs Challenge Cup victory at Wembley.

Sea fishing: Sharp end to the day is a lesson learned

Now that Hull FC have finally triumphed at Wembley, beating Warrington 12-10 in the Rugby League Challenge Cup, I decided to wear my Huddersfield Old Boys rugby shirt on my next fishing trip as a sign of respect.

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GB Triathlete and training partner of the Brownlees, Mark Buckingham, joined a group of triathlon beginners at Roundhay Park for the GO TRI Absolute Beginners Open Water Swim session as part of Tri Something New, a British Triathlon & Leeds City Council programme to encourage Leeds locals to get into triathlon

Team GB triathlete Mark Buckingham helps Leeds locals to give it a ‘tri’

GB triathlete Mark Buckingham helped a group of beginners to give it a ‘tri’ at an open water swim session in Roundhay Park, Leeds.

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The knotted midge, now known as the bleeping midge, solved the trout catching problem. Flies dressed by Stephen Cheetham

Fly fishing: Roger Beck’s trout snub puzzler

I’m afraid that this month’s column needs to be read after the 9pm watershed.

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Adam Peaty became Team GB's first male swimmer to win a gold medal at the Olympics since Yorkshire's Adrian Moorhouse in 1988.

YP Letters: Unhealthy state of school sport and swimming

From: John Appleyard, Firthcliffe Parade, Liversedge, West Yorkshire.

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Alistair Brownlee and Jonny Brownlee in the sea before setting off on their journey to first and second in Rio.

Rio 2016: Champion Alistair Brownlee targeting treble bid in Tokyo

Alistair Brownlee expects to bid for a hat-trick of triathlon golds at the Tokyo Olympics in 2020.

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Jack Laugher during the men's 3m springboard final. Picture: Owen Humphreys/PA

Rio 2016: Yorkshire maintains vital role in midst of golden era for Team GB

If Yorkshire was a country it would have finished 17th on the medals table at the Rio Olympics – above Canada, New Zealand and South Africa among other sports-mad nations.

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Jonny and Alistair Brownlee after the triathlon at the Rio Olympics.

Tom Richmond: Bring that Brownlee Olympic spirit home for biggest win of all

COLLAPSED in a heap, the reaction of the indomitable Leeds brothers-in-arms Alistair and Jonny Brownlee best captured the spirit of the Rio Olympics – and the power of sport.

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Tom Daley failed to qualify for the Olympic 10m platform final.

Rio 2016: Tom Daley despair as he plummets from first to last

Tearful Tom Daley plunged to his lowest ebb in diving after his bid for Olympic gold in Rio unravelled so spectacularly that he failed to qualify for the final of the 10 metres platform event.

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Vicky Holland, left, and housemate Non Stanford, raced against each other for Olympic bronze on Saturday.

Rio 2016: Vicky Holland wins battle of the Leeds housemates

Vicky Holland crossed the finish line to win Olympic bronze in the triathlon and then apologised to the best friend she had beaten to do so.

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Great Britain players celebrate victory over Holland following the gold medal match at the Olympic Hockey Centre on the Fourteenth day of the Rio Olympics Games, Brazil.

Rio 2016: Sam Quek and GB hockey stars in golden dreamland

SAM Quek was in dreamland as Great Britain claimed women’s hockey’s first ever Olympic gold medal.

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Great Britain's Vicky Holland with her bronze medal following the Women's Triathlon on the fifteenth day of the Rio Olympics Games (Photo: PA)

Rio Olympics 2016: Vicky Holland beats Leeds housemate Non Stanford to historic bronze

Vicky Holland became the first British woman ever to win an Olympic triathlon medal after beating fellow Leeds triathlete Non Stanford in a sprint finish for bronze.

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Great Britain's Helen Jenkins during the Women's Triathlon around London.

Rio 2016: Helen Jenkins looking to improve on London

IT IS not difficult to see why Helen Jenkins is second favourite to win this afternoon’s women’s triathlon on the penultimate day of the Rio Olympics Games.

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Great Britain's players celebrate their gold medal victory in the women's hockey. Picture: David Davies/PA

Rio 2016: Golden delight for Team GB’s women’s hockey team after penalty shootout drama

Great BRITAIN’S women became Olympic champions for the first time after Maddie Hinch and Hollie Webb’s penalty shootout heroics ended Holland’s dynasty in the Games.

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ON TOP OF THE WORLD: Alistair and Jonny Brownlee after winning Olympic gold and silver in the triathlon.

YP Comment: Olympic glory as Brilliant Brownlees enjoy their finest hour

COMETH the hour, cometh the brothers as Alistair and Jonny Brownlee produced the race of their lives to win Olympic gold and silver for Leeds, Yorkshire and Britain.

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OH BROTHER: Leeds's Alistair Brownlee (left) and brother Jonny embrace after winning Gold and Silver in the Men's Triathlon. Picture: Mike Egerton/PA.

Rio 2016: Leeds’ Brownlee brothers excel once again to clinch memorable Rio double

Alistair Brownlee will be the only Olympic gold medallist able to pick his moment to cross the finish line.

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