Alistair Brownlee, MBE won back-to-back gold medals at the London 2012 and Rio 2016 Olympics, the only triathlete to have ever defended their title. He is a two-time world champion, a four-time European champion and the 2014 Commonwealth champion. The first triathlete to be nominated for BBC Sports Personality of the Year, he came second in 2016 behind Wimbledon champion Andy Murray. He was the flag bearer for England in the 2018 Commonwealth Games in Australia and has been nominated as a candidate for the International Olympic Committee's Athletes' Commission. Having recently moved up to the longer form of triathlon, he has already won two Ironman events, setting a course record when winning in Western Australia, and has twice finished runner-up in the Ironman 70.3 World Championships. He lives in Bramhope, West Yorkshire.