Mr Kingham and Mr Simpson by Alistair and Johnny Brownlee

The Olympian triathlete brothers turned up to school in Lycra, ready to learn

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Alistair Brownlee: Mr Kingham taught me French and Spanish at Bradford Grammar School and was also in charge of the cross-country team.

He had a system where anyone who wanted to could go running at lunchtime. We’d do different runs each day and I’d run with the older lads and members of staff. In winter, we’d meet up pretty much every Saturday for a different school event or race. He’d given up every lunchtime and every Saturday for running for the best part of 30 years.

Had I not been able to expend a bit of energy at lunchtime, I would have been an absolute nightmare. I think I would have ...

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