An exhausted Jonny Brownlee was helped across the finishing line by brother Alistair after almost collapsing in the closing stages of the Triathlon World Series in Mexico. Jonny, who finished in second place behind his brother at Rio 2016, led the race before he began to slow as he approached the finishing line, swaying all over the road before almost falling into a steward.

Alistair, still in contention to win himself, was in third place. He caught up and put his brother's arm across his shoulder, helping him jog the final stages of the race before finishing the race together.

Alistair pushed his brother over the finishing line to ensure he claimed second place.

Henri Schoeman of South Africa took advantage to claim first place in Cozumel, Mexico, after the gruelling race which consists of a 1.5km swim, 40km cycle and a 10km run.

Jonny started the day in second place in the overall standings but still had a chance of securing the championship if he could secure victory in the final race of the season in Mexico. A second place finish on the day left him four points adrift of Spain's Mario Mola, who secured the championship after a fifth place finish.

Alistair joked after the race: "I wish the flipping idiot had just paced it right and won the race. He could have jogged the last 2km."