Alistair Brownlee MBE
University of Leeds
Sports Science and Physiology (2010)
Whilst studying at the University of Leeds Alistair was supported by the Leeds Sport, Sports Scholarship Programme, helping him to balance his studies with training and competing as an elite athlete.
- Olympic Champion – London 2012 & Rio 2016
- Commonwealth Champion – Glasgow 2014
- European Champion – 2014
- ITU World Champion – Beijing 2011
- ITU Aquathlon World Champion – 2016
Early Sporting Career
Alistair has always been very active and started swimming from a young age in local swimming schemes in Yorkshire. This was followed by running school cross country races at the age of nine and mountain biking with his family. His uncle Simon Hearnshaw was already into Triathlon and suggested the opportunity to compete in a junior series, Alistair never looked back and has won countless medals along the way.