An athlete helps his brother to finish a triathlon
Sunday, September 18, 2016 at the ninth and final round of the Triathlon World Championships in Cozumel, Mexico, the athlete Jonathan Brownlee, silver medalist at the Olympics in Rio, was victim of an illness just 300 meters from the line triathlon finish. Leading the race, the British began to stagger after 1500 meters of swimming, 40 km cycling and 9.7 km running, then being overtaken by South African Henri Schoeman. Jonathan Brownlee has finally managed to cross the finish line with the help of his brother, Alistair, double Olympic champion (2012 and 2016). Knowing that Jonathan could be world champion in the discipline, Alistair took him until the arrival to allow him to cross the line in second position. Jonathan then collapsed to the ground. However, this was not enough for the British who lose the title for only 4 points in favor of the Spanish Mario Mola, 5th of the race. Hospitalized, Jonathan Brownlee thanked his brother on his Twitter account: "This is not how I wanted to finish the season, but I gave everything. Alistair thank you, your loyalty is amazing."