You Have to See This… He Could’ve Won it all, But Stops Right Before the Finish Line
As British triathlete Alistair Brownlee headed down the home stretch of a race in Mexico on Sunday, he had a choice between speeding for the win or slowing down to help his brother, Jonny Brownlee, whose body had locked up and left him staggering toward the finish.
Alistair, 28, didn’t hesitate: He put family first and wrapped his arm around younger brother Jonny.
Alistair assisted Jonny to the finish line while South African Henri Schoeman sped by for the win in the final race of the World Triathlon Series in Cozumel.
Alistair even gave Jonny a last nudge to send him across the finish line ahead of him for a second-place finish, before letting him go. Jonny, who collapsed shortly after, was taken to a local hospital for dehydration.
ELIZABETH RUIZ / AFP – Getty Images
“If it had happened to anyone, I would have helped them across the line,” Alistair told The New York Times. “It’s an awful position to be in. If he conked out before the finish there, and there isn’t medical support, it was a dangerous position to be in.”
Click Below To Watch This Awesome Video