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Alistair Brownlee and his younger brother Jonny have been given an extra boost for the triathlon they are taking part in today. Javier Gómez, the Spaniard who’s the only triathlete to win an astonishing five world titles, has pulled out of Rio after breaking his arm.

This is the same Gómez who took silver in the 2012 Olympics, splitting the Brownlees on the podium. Although the West Yorkshire siblings have both had injuries of their own to contend with this year, Jonny is determined to turn the tables on his brother this time and come out on top.