Hayden Wilde's brother says triathlon Olympian celebrated with 'another blooming run', reveals secret to his success

The brother of Olympic bronze medalist Hayden Wilde says the triathlete celebrated his triumph "with another blooming run" after taking out third place in the men's final on Monday.

Speaking to The AM Show on Tuesday morning, Hamish Wilde shared his joy after 23-year-old Hayden secured the bronze medal, putting New Zealand on the scoreboard.

"It's been a heck of a 24 hours. Got in earlier this morning after a nice celebration and a chat with Hayden - he's stoked. Not too bad a day yesterday," Hamish said.

And the 23-year-old still has "gas in the tank", celebrating his achievement with "another run", his brother laughed. 

"I couldn't believe it… he's still got gas left in the tank. He's over the moon - I'm not sure if he's happier with the new 6000 Instagram followers or the bronze medal, but he's a happy man."

And mum Sarah Wilde Ennis also popped on for a quick catch-up after a decidedly less raucous night, noting: "We were in bed by 10pm."

"Very proud, very ultra proud," she said.

When asked about the key to his success, Hamish said it was no secret that his brother had been putting in the hard yards.

"Things don't come easily to people that don't work hard for it… it's literally every single day. I'm enjoying my Christmas meal and having a couple of beers, and he's training on the bike, going out for a run, getting in the pool. 

"There's no real day off for him… he really has to work for it, a lot of us can go to work between hours, but his [job] is kind of all day, every day. It's definitely hard work."

Hayden's tear-jerking tribute to his late father following the triathlon was a "special moment", Hamish said.

"It was really cool to watch… we knew he had dad with him all the way. He's got this tattoo on his right shoulder, and it's got a lot to do with the old man. That was a pretty special moment.

"It's cool it was caught on camera because he's going to be able to have that moment for the rest of his life, and show his kids."

During the run, there was a shining moment during the last 2-3km when Hayden seemed set to storm to first place and get the gold - a possibility Hamish was banking on.

"I was hoping [he would win] because I had money on him," he joked.

In the end, Norway's Kristian Blummenfelt proved victorious, with Great Britain's Alex Yee taking the silver in second place.

"Can't complain with a bronzey," Hamish added.

And just 24 hours removed from Hayden Wilde's bronze medal effort in the men's event, the onus now falls on Ainsley Thorpe and Nicole van der Kaay in the women's triathlon final in downtown Tokyo. 

Plenty of other Kiwis can be seen in action on Tuesday. including the All Blacks Sevens, who wrap up pool play against Australia after a perfect two-from-two on Monday.

It's all go at the rowing, with the men's and women's pairs in semi-final action- while the men's Black Sticks look to take two consecutive wins when they take on Japan.

Luuka Jones will compete in the semi-finals of the canoe slalom on Tuesday evening, while Peter Burling and Blair Tuke get their Olympic defence underway in the 49er class.