Brownlee's nominated for new Laureus award

Alistair and Jonathan Brownlee's dramatic finish at the ITU Grand Final in Cozumel last year is one of six nominees for a new Laureus World Sports Award.

| January 20, 2017 | NEWS

Alistair Brownlee helps his brother, Jonathan, across the line at the ITU Grand Fina

Alistair Brownlee helps his brother, Jonathan, across the line at the ITU Grand Fina

Photo >Kevin Mackinnon

It was a finish that has attracted attention to our sport from all over the world. Jonathan Brownlee was seemingly on his way to the win at the ITU Grand Final in Cozumel, Mexico when he collapsed just  a few hundred meters from the finish line. His brother, Alistair, who was perfectly poised to sprint for the silver medal as he ran just behind South Africa's Henri Schoeman, stopped and helped Jonathan to the line.

That dramatic finish is one of the nominees for a the new Laureus Best Sporting Moment of the Year Award which "identifies the sporting moment, which has most resonance with sports fans around the world."

The six nominated moments, selected by the sporting legends of the Laureus World Sports Academy, look beyond the scoreboard or podium, they symbolise the true values of sport and bring to life the message that sport has the power to change the world.

DRAMA                                Alistair Brownlee helps brother Jonny over finish line

REMARKABLE                   Barcelona U12s comfort Japanese opponents

FAIRPLAY                           Jack Sock tells Lleyton Hewitt to challenge

MAGICAL                             Iceland players perform Viking war chant

SPORTSMANSHIP             Nikki Hamblin and Abbey D’Agostino show Olympic spirit

HEARTWARMING               Portugal fan Matisse, 10, comforts sobbing Frenchman

Fans can vote for the award and have a chance to win VIP tickets to the Laureus World Sports Awards on February 14th in Monaco. The voting period lasts from January 16th to February 4th.