Brothers scoop gold and silver in Olympic triathlon event

    The brothers won hearts as they congratulated each other after collapsing, exhausted, on the ground

    Story highlights

    • The duo were the first British siblings to finish first and second at any Olympic Games in the triathlon
    • Alistair is also the first triathlete to win successive Olympic golds
    • They fared better than some other siblings who teamed up at Rio this year

    (CNN)Two exhausted British siblings won hearts around the world when they were pictured embracing after a historic double triathlon triumph in Rio.

    Alistair Brownlee, 28, crossed the finish line to win gold ahead of his brother Jonathan, 26, who clinched silver.
    In doing so, the pair from Yorkshire in the north of England made history as the first British siblings to finish first and second at any Olympic Games in the triathlon event.