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Brownlee brothers fire England to team triathlon gold in Glasgow

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Alistair Brownlee (right) and Jonathan Brownlee compete in the Commonwealth Games men's triathlon at Strathclyde Country Park near Glasgow on July 24, 2014Alistair Brownlee (right) and Jonathan Brownlee compete in the Commonwealth Games men's triathlon at Strathclyde Country Park near Glasgow on July 24, 2014

Alistair Brownlee (right) and Jonathan Brownlee compete in the Commonwealth Games men's triathlon at Strathclyde Country Park near Glasgow on July 24, 2014Alistair Brownlee (right) and Jonathan Brownlee compete in the Commonwealth Games men's triathlon at Strathclyde Country Park near Glasgow on July 24, 2014

Alistair and Jonathan Brownlee helped fired England to a clean sweep of the triathlon gold medals on offer at the Commonwealth Games, anchoring the mixed team to relay victory on Saturday.

The sprint distance mixed team relay was making its Games debut, with teams featuring two men and two women who each swam one 250m lap of the Strathclyde Loch before embarking on a 6km cycle and a 1.6km run.

The English quartet of Vicky Holland, Jonathan Brownlee, Jodie Stimpson and Alistair Brownlee clocked 1hr 13min 24sec around the course.

South Africa took silver in 1:14.13, just a second ahead of bronze medallists Australia. Canada were just three seconds off the podium in fourth in a tight finish.

The result meant England swept the triathlon board after Alistair Brownlee and Stimpson won the individual men and women's Olympic distance events on Thursday.

Date created : 2014-07-26