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Jonathan Brownlee is amongst those calling for the triathlon community to back Alistair Brownlee for at the BBC Sports Personality of the Year Awards this Sunday. Alistair is the first triathlete ever to be nominated, and every vote will make a difference.

Voting can be completed online or over the phone on Sunday night. To vote online, you will need to register via the BBC, which can be done right now, right here.

The BBC show will start at 6:40pm on Sunday evening on BBC One. There are sixteen contenders for the prestigious award, with Andy Murray considered to be the front-runner.

Alistair Brownlee’s nomination comes in recognition of seven years at the top of the sport, his Rio and London Olympic gold medals, and, of course, that incredible moment in Cozumel, Mexico, where he helped his exhausted brother over the line at the ITU World Championships.

Jonathan Brownlee said: “I’m really pleased for Alistair, he’s always been a big fan of the BBC Sports Personality Awards. I hope people will get behind him and vote.”

BBC SPOTY links and information

When is it on: Sunday 18 December, 6:40pm, BBC One

How to vote: http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/sports-personality/38135745

The contenders: http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/sports-personality/38128821

Why vote for Alistair: http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/sports-personality/38133042