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    Posted on Sep 19, 2016

    A Lot Of People Are Sharing This Inspirational Clip Of Alistair Brownlee Helping His Brother At The End Of A Race

    At the Triathlon World Series in Mexico, Brownlee sacrificed his own position in the race when his brother Jonny started to get into trouble.

    The Brownlee brothers. Triathletes. Legends.

    Yasuyoshi Chiba / AFP / Getty Images

    Last month, the brothers memorably hugged at the finishing line of the men's triathlon in Rio (above), when Alistair got Olympic gold and Jonny got silver.

    Today, a lot of people are sharing a clip from the ITU Triathlon World Series, which shows the lengths the Brownlee brothers got to to support each other.

    Towards the end of the race in Mexico, Jonny was clearly in trouble and looked as if he was about to collapse at any moment.

    The 2016 WTS season ends in a dramatic fashion. What. A. Year. #WTS2016

    Alistair then swooped in to pull Jonny forward, sacrificing his second-place position in the race.

    Elizabeth Ruiz / AFP / Getty Images / Via Twitter: @worldtriathlon

    He hauled him all the way to the finish.

    Elizabeth Ruiz / AFP / Getty Images

    Henri Schoeman from South Africa overtook the Brownlee brothers and then won the race.

    Elizabeth Ruiz / AFP / Getty Images

    Had Jonny won, he would have been world champion.

    When the Brownlees got to the finish line, Alistair then pushed his brother over the finish line.

    Elizabeth Ruiz / AFP / Getty Images

    Jonny was then immediately checked by medical professionals when he crossed the finish...

    Elizabeth Ruiz / AFP / Getty Images

    And was sent to hospital as a precaution.

    Not how I wanted to end the season, but gave it everything. Thanks @AliBrownleetri, your loyalty is incredible

    In an post-race interview, Alistair explained that he pushed his brother to the finish line to ensure that he was close to medical professionals.

    He said:

    If it happened to anyone I would have helped him across the line. To be honest, it's an awful position to be in. If he conked out ... away from the finish line there and there isn't a medical support, it's a dangerous position to be in.

    He didn't let Jonny off the hook, and said (according to the BBC): "I wish the flipping idiot had paced it right and crossed the finish line first. He could have jogged that last two kilometres and won the race."

    Jonny has since joked about the finish, commenting about it on Twitter: "Normally when you have too much to drink. This time it was the opposite #ouch."

    Normally when you have had too much to drink. This time it was the opposite #ouch https://t.co/1BVn7evdso

    There has been a big reaction on Twitter.

    Unbelievable effort from them both. Love that @jonny_brownlee still grits his teeth for one last push before line! https://t.co/DNOjaJ3LMY

    Maybe @AliBrownleetri done enough for a #SPOTY nomination at long last.

    Two of the greatest sportspeople ever @AliBrownleetri @jonny_brownlee https://t.co/5zlAHOfXAl

    What legends.

    Elizabeth Ruiz / AFP / Getty Images

    BONUS: Casual reminder that Alistair Brownlee has the best Twitter biography of them all.

    Twitter: @AliBrownleetri

    LEEDS LEEDS LEEDS.

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