Top Gun training towards Brownlee brothers Olympic Triathlon gold
It’s a different kind of Olympic camp for Great Britain’s Triathlon hope, Jonny and Alistair Brownlee, who are steering clear of the fanfare by stationing themselves in a Brazilian air force base near Sao Paulo.
In an exclusive with Yorkshire Post Newspapers, the 26-year-old Jonny who won bronze behind Olympic champion Alistair four years ago in London, claims the camp is helping to keep the team focused on training.
“We are blessed coming from Yorkshire where there’s lots of cycling roads and places to run but Rio is very difficult to train in. The roads are busy for cycling and we decided to go somewhere further afield,” said Jonny Brownlee.
“It’s very, very separated here, but we’ve tried to give it a bit of an Olympic feeling, putting posters and flags up, and we watch it at night on TV. The air base boasts an Olympic-sized swimming pool, two running tracks, trails and quiet roads for cycling.”, continued Jonny.
Leeds-based Gordon Benson, 22, the third member of the men’s team, also hopes for more of the same after Leeds made an unforgettable World Triathlon Series debut in June.
Relive their 2012 Olympic Triathlon win in this video:
Read more at: Yorkshire Evening Post