Last Updated: 07/08/12 3:07pm
Alastair Brownlee: Claimed triathlon gold medal after brilliant run section
After Alistair Brownlee claimed a memorable win in the Olympic triathlon on Tuesday, we take a look back at his career so far.
1988: Born on April 23 in Dewsbury, West Yorkshire.
2000: Already a keen fell and cross-country runner, Brownlee is introduced to triathlon by his uncle, Simon Hearnshaw.
2006: September 2 - Wins the world junior title in Lausanne. A straight A student, he wins a place at Cambridge to study medicine, following in the footsteps of his doctor parents, but drops out after a term to concentrate on triathlon.
October 7 - Adds the European junior title to his growing trophy cabinet.
2007: Defends his European junior title but can only finish second at the world juniors.
2008: May 25 - Qualifies for the Beijing Olympics with a third-place finish at the Madrid World Cup.
June 25 - Wins the world under-23 title in Vancouver.
August 18 - Leads for a long time on his Olympic debut but tires towards the end of the run and finishes 12th, the first British athlete home.
2009: May 31 - Produces a stunning display to win the World Championship Series race in Madrid.
August 15 - After winning races in Washington and Kitzbuhel, Brownlee wins again in Hyde Park.
September 9 - Crowns a brilliant season by winning the Grand Final on Australia's Gold Coast to be crowned world champion, becoming the only man ever to win junior, under-23 and senior world titles.
2010: June 5 - Misses the start of the season with a stress fracture but returns in Madrid and wins again, his sixth World Series victory in a row.
July 3 - Crowned European champion for the first time with a dominant performance in Athlone, Ireland.
July 24 - The favourite to win for a second year in a row in Hyde Park, Brownlee is affected by a slight stomach upset and cracks in the final kilometre of the run, collapsing over the line in 10th place before being rushed to the medical tent.
September 8 - Brownlee is still affected by his dramatic collapse when he can only finish 40th in Kitzbuhel three weeks later but he recovers to win the Grand Final in Budapest, although he loses his world title to rival Javier Gomez.
2011: June 4 - A fall in the opening race of the season in Sydney sees him finish well down the field but once again he is untouchable over his favourite course in Madrid, winning for a third year in a row.
August 6 - A second European title and victory in Kitzbuhel follow before he storms to victory over the Olympic course in Hyde Park, all but booking his place in London.
August 21 - Part of the British quartet along with brother Jonny, Helen Jenkins and Jodie Stimpson that win the world team title in Lausanne.
September 9 - Untouchable again as he dominates the Grand Final in Beijing to win his second world title.
2012: June 23 - An Achilles injury threatens to ruin his Olympic season but he returns to fitness in time for the World Series race in Kitzbuhel and shows he is definitely the man to beat with a stunning victory.
August 7 - Wins Olympic gold medal in London, finishing ahead of Gomez and brother Jonny, who takes the bronze medal.
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