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Brownlee brothers compete in Jaguar XF triathlon

Jonny and Alistair Brownlee go head-to-head in Jaguar XF saloon and XF Sportbrake challenges

Olympic triathletes Jonny and Alistair Brownlee have gone head-to-head in a trio of Jaguar XF challenges.

They reignited their rivalry in a triathlon with a difference – behind the wheel of a Jaguar XF and XF Sportbrake, to showcase the dynamic performance, increased load space and parking technology of both vehicles.

First was the swim, otherwise known as the ‘Smartcone Slide’, pitting the brothers against each other in a slalom contest on a wet skid pan that proved the all-wheel-drive capability, traction and overall performance of the Jaguar XF Sportbrake in low-grip conditions.

Round two put the pair on their bikes for ‘Pedal to Pack’ as they raced to stow their equipment the quickest in the 565 litres of rear load space and on the versatile roof rack of the new XF Sportbrake estate.

With all to play for in the final challenge ‘Race to Reverse’, the brothers were tested with a parallel park in the XF saloon. Alistair took the wheel and manually tried to park the car in the shortest possible time, while Jonny put his faith in the semi-automated Park Assist function, proving the difference as he triumphed over his brother to take overall victory.

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