THE famous Brownlee brothers cheered on hundreds of children as they took part in a mini-triathlon event in Loughborough.
More than 1,000 primary and secondary school pupils joined the Olympic triathlon heroes, Alistair and Jonny Brownlee, at Charnwood College, part of the David Ross Education Trust, for the Brownlee Foundation’s free mini-triathlon event.
Students completed a swim in the college’s 25 metre swimming pool followed by a cycle and run around the school’s playing fields.
The famous siblings, who featured in Aldi’s summer campaign, won the nation’s hearts in 2016 when Olympic Gold medalist Alastair Brownlee gave up his chance to win the World Triathlon Series race to help his exhausted brother Jonny, the 2012 Triathlon World Champion, over the finish line.
Jonny Brownlee said: “It is so important to encourage children to develop a love of sport from an early age, to get active and make exercise part of daily life.
“It has been incredible to see so many pupils from across Leicestershire, and even further afield, taking part in the Brownlee Foundation’s event at Charnwood College.”