Alistair Brownlee is unparalleled in his ability to prepare for and execute on the big day, with two Olympic gold medals to show for it.
As he turned his focus toward longer distance racing after Rio, Alistair saw huge upside in being part of the most successful endurance racing team in history — and the effects of team support were apparent immediately with wins in Spain and Utah and the hilly St. George course record obliterated, before injury sidelined him for the latter half of 2017. From what we saw of his unchallenged performance in Dubai earlier this month, Alistair is back at full health, focused on success and winning world titles at this distance, as well as setting himself up for collecting a million dollars by winning the Triple Crown.
Yet Alistair also relishes the opportunity to claim dual gold medals in Tokyo. As Bahrain Endurance pivots toward Olympic success, the presence of Alistair and fellow Olympic champion Jan Frodeno brings a certain standard of quality and performance to the team that no one else has.
Team manager Chris McCormack says of Alistair: “Alistair brings so much experience to the team from the perspective of execution– the ability to prepare and deliver at events. His desire to bring added value to the vision of His Highness Shaikh Nasser of endurance sport inspiring and helping to change lives is a huge credit to himself.”