Jonny Brownlee: International Triathlon Union congratulates wrong brother

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World Triathlon Series: Brownlees salute Leeds crowd

Jonny Brownlee has been congratulated on winning the World Series event in his home city of Leeds by the International Triathlon Union, despite having come second to brother Alistair.

The pair dominated Sunday's race but it was Jonny who took silver, finishing 12 seconds behind his older brother.

And it was the 27-year-old who received the ITU's written congratulations for his "triumphant win".

Jonny posted a picture of the letter on Twitter with the message "#awkward".

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World Triathlon Series: Alistair & Jonny Brownlee dominate Leeds homecoming

The Leeds race was the Brownlees' first together since Alistair carried stricken Jonny over the line in last year's World Series finale in Cozumel in Mexico.

Their one-two finish repeated last year's achievement of first and second at the World Series event in their home city.

On Sunday the pair opened up a sizeable gap in the cycle before 29-year-old Olympic champion Alistair ran clear with 2.5km left to win in one hour, 46 minutes 51 seconds.

ITU letter to Jonny Brownlee
The #awkward letter sent to Jonny Brownlee by the ITU

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