Athlete Sacrifices First Place in Order to Help Brother Cross the Finish Line During Triathlon
Sports| | By Margo Gothelf
Without missing a beat, Alistair Brownlee came in and picked his brother up. Alistair Brownlee then helped his brother make it to the finish line, half-carrying him for support. Unfortunately, Herni Schoeman, an athlete from South Africa overtook the brothers and came in first when Alistair slowed to help Jonny. However, Alistair Brownlee made sure to push his brother Jonny over the finish line first so he would take second, while he took third. Check out the touching moment below. BBC. However, he isn’t letting his brother off the hook that easily. “I wish the flippin’ idiot had paced it right and crossed the finish line first,” he shared. “He could have jogged that last two kilometers and won the race. You have to race the conditions. I was comfortable in third. I raced the conditions, I took the water on, made myself cool and I was all right.” Seems like this is one family memory they will never forget.