Alistair Brownlee says he has his sights firmly fixed on Rio 2016 and is determined to replicate his Olympic success.
The 26-year-old took triathlon gold at London 2012 – beating Spaniard Javier Gomez by 11 seconds with brother Jonathan taking bronze.
Since then Brownlee has added European and Commonwealth gold to his collection and says he has no plans of relinquishing his Olympic crown in Brazil.
“The 2016 Games in Rio are always there in the background,” Brownlee told City AM.
“We are two years or so away from Rio now and during the next year it is important to lay down a marker if I have designs to replicate my success in London. That would be so special.
“Year on year, you set your goals and at the end of that season, you look at what went wrong, how can you get better, the emphasis is always on progression.
“It is a well worn phrase that it is always more different to retain a trophy or a success than to win it initially but that is the goal and what I am working towards.”
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