RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - AUGUST 18: Alistair Brownlee and Jonathan Brownlee of Great Britain celebrate during the Men's Triathlon at Fort Copacabana on Day 13 of the 2016 Rio Olympic Games on August 18, 2016 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. (Photo by Bryn Lennon/Getty Images)
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By Raisa Bruner
August 18, 2016

Great Britain’s Alistair Brownlee was so far ahead of the competition as he came to the finish line for the Olympic triathlon that he slowed to a celebratory walk before he even hit the ribbon. A few seconds later, his younger brother Jonathan toppled down next to him on the far side of the line, securing the silver, and the moment they shared was just the cutest.

This is the second consecutive gold-medal finish for Alistair, and Jonathan’s first silver; in 2012, he snagged the bronze. The genetically-blessed (and very impressive) brothers are just the latest sibling act making waves at this Olympics — although in this case, their country is certainly quite pleased with the results. (On the flip side, marathoners and twins Anna and Lisa Hahner of Germany have rankled their country when they chose to hold hands during their 81st and 82nd place finishes in that event.)

Apparently the heartwarming and history-making finish was no surprise. All through the middle cycling section, they were even swapping the lead.

Watch how these truly blessed brothers celebrate above.

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