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British Brothers Finished Their Olympic Triathalon in the Most Heartwearming Way

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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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