The rise of Alistair Brownlee

Posted in Dishing the Dirt by Matt Ward on Mon 19 Oct '09

© 220 Magazine

From a young age those who knew Alistair Brownlee knew he was destined for greatness. As a youngster Ali was a top-class fell and cross country runner. However, it is in the sport of triathlon that the Yorkshireman has found fame…

Ex-fell champ, and coach to Brownlee, Jack Maitland says of the younsgter:

© www.mudsweatandtears.co.uk

This year has been pretty special, let’s face it. One of the subjects of MST’s 5 minutes with… (!), 5 ITU World Cup wins, topped off with the World title in Australia, and this month (November 2009 issue) he is the cover-boy of internationally renowned tri mag 220 Magazine. It doesn’t get much better. Oh, he has also pocketed the meager sum of $157,000 this year – and that is just prize money!

Above all Alistair seems to have kept his feet firmly on the ground. He has just started on a Masters in Finance course at Leeds Met University, and only last weekend turned out (a race which he might want to forget) for his club of many years Bingley Harriers, at the UKA British fell relays. This kids feet are are staying put on the fells and hills.

© 220 Magazine

Alistair Brownlee

Reactions so far
  1. Alexandra Xu Oct 21, 12:57 PM

    I think next year will be as sucessful for him as 2009! Alistair amazed me everytime he races.

Comments closed

Report an offensive post

Latest comments

  • Adair Broughton 03 Jun '14(Andi and Katie are Great in Keswick)

    Fantastic event to watch and …

  • Don 03 May '14(Bragg settles for a podium place at the Fellsman)

    Didn’t the leading 2 have …

  • Peter Mackie 24 Apr '14(3 Peaks - the joy of winning)

    The closest I’ll get to …

About MST

Mud, Sweat and Tears was dreamt up some time ago. I had returned to the sport of running (competitively) after around a 15 year layoff due to injury.

Read more…

Blogroll
Alex Vero
Great story. Great film making...
Athletics Weekly
The don dada of running magazines
Fell photos
These shots are top notch emotion
FRA
The FRA's site, still strong...
IAAF
The all-seeing eye
iRunFar
The very best coverage for all things ultra-trail, and much more!
Jonathan Wyatt
The greatest hill runner of our time...
Letsrun.com
New and eeeven better!
Original Mountain Marathon
Does what its says on the tin
Run Snowdonia
Iain and Sarah Ridgway's excellent mountain running guide service!
Runner's World
The mag for the masses
Running over Mountains and around the World
International blog from Moira O'Sullivan
Sleepmonsters
Dont sleep on this one!
Trail Running
Great trail running resource, take a peek
Trail Running Magazine
UK magazine devoted to the exciting, adventurous world of off-road running!
UK Athletics
Track and field, and other stuff
WFRA
Welsh Fell Runners Association
World Mountain Running Association
IAAF's global up hill, down dale, site
Friends & Family
  • After Market logo
  • Block Interactive logo
More Videos

Check out the MST collection:

YouTube