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Official portrait by Chris McAndrew

Official portrait by Chris McAndrew

Why Brandon Lewis MP chose this moment...

In a dramatic end to the World Triathlon Series in Cozumel, Mexico, a dazed Jonny Brownlee was helped over the line by his elder brother Alistair. Jonny was a few hundred metres from the finish when he began to stagger. Coming from behind, Alistair stopped to support him.

Who could fail to be inspired by this heroic display of sportsmanship? Watching Jonny near to collapse and Alistair giving up his chance of winning the race, taking hold of him, running alongside and pushing his brother across the finishing line was amazing. It inspired me to get back out there and continue to push myself in triathlons.