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Brownlees get 8ft sculpture tribute

Artwork called 'Triathlon' unveiled in brothers' Yorkshire home village

An 8ft wooden sculpture was unveiled in the home village of British star triathletes Alistair and Jonathan Brownlee last week, celebrating their Olympic 2012 achievements.

The permanent tribute was created for the Yorkshire village of Bramhope by local artist Shane Green, who specialises in chainsaw sculptures and created the artwork called ‘Triathlon’ out of yew wood in two days.

Green told 220 Triathlon: “The design is a composition based on the three disciplines of cycling, swimming and running, and also has the five Olympic rings interlocked around the reverse of the sculpture.”

The artist added that he is very proud of the Brownlees’ achievements – despite racing for local running club Pudsey & Bramley, whose chief rival is the Brownlees’ club, Bingley Harriers.

More information on Shane Green can be found at http://yorkshirecarver.blogspot.co.uk

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