Almost 4 years ago this image was in the Grand Final of the 2016 World Series in Cozumel and it has remained in the minds of many athletes.
It was the agonizing end of career where Alistair Brownlee I help his brother Jonathan, practically unconscious to cross the finish line to save the world title.
The test that won it Henry Schoeman, facilitated Mario Mola, who finished fifth, exceeding the youngest of the Brownlee by 4 points, obtaining the world title. Jonathan entered second position pushed by Alistair who was third.
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The “Brownlee Moment” nominated for the best of the past 20 years
This is the description of the nomination.
«In an unforgettable and heroic moment at the Triathlon World Series in Cozumel, Mexico, British runner Alistair Brownlee gave up his chance to win the race by stopping to help bring his younger brother to the finish.
It was an image that captured hearts and minds around the world. About to become world champion for the second time, Jonny Brownlee stumbled and was disoriented to the side of the road, very close to the goal.
Without hesitation, Alistair, who had been running after his brother, stopped to help him. With his arm around Jonny's shoulder, Alistair led him over the last few meters, pushing him across the line to come in second.
Describing the situation, Alistair said: "If he had retired before crossing the finish line and there was no medical support, it could have been really dangerous." It was a natural human reaction to my brother, but for anyone, I would have done the same. I think it's the closest thing to death you can be in a sport. "
The act of kindness and sportsmanship has been shared thousands of times and continues to inspire and unite fans around the world.
As usual every year, the academy Laureus World sports nominate several athletes and various special moments in sport that have marked an era.
This year, the triathlon is represented by the Grand Final of Cozumel, with the Brownlee brothers as protagonists.
To choose the best time, the organization has launched a public vote for the public to decide the best time, which will be published on February 17 in Berlin.
Voting takes place between January 10 and February 16 and will be by knockout rounds.
You can vote at this address: https://www.laureus.com/sporting-moments/2020/brothers-in-arms
All nominated moments
On this page, you can find all the nominated moments