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COUNTDOWN TO RIO: SUMMER SPORTS WEEK IN REVIEW

Alistair Brownlee might not have won the overall World Triathlon Series title but he admitted victory at the Grand Final in Edm...

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Reed delighted with team effort in Amsterdam

Double Olympic champion Pete Reed admitted it was a team effort that ensured Great Britain ended on a high at the World Rowing Championships in ...

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Olympic champions Glover and Stanning rule world in Holland

Olympic champions Helen Glover and Heather Stanning can now call themselves world champions after a day where Britain won four medals in Amsterd...

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Tanner eyes more medals after world rowing silver and bronze

GB Rowing Team performance director Sir David Tanner expects the squad’s medal tally at the World Rowing Championships in Holland to grow furthe...

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Triggs Hodge confident after GB men’s four make world final

Double Olympic champion Andrew Triggs Hodge declared Britain’s men’s four ready for a World Rowing Championship medal showdown after breezing in...

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Medal Record
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Biography

Alastair Heathcote was selected in the men's eight for the Beijing 2008 Olympic Games and won a silver medal, finishing in front of the Americans and behind the Canadians. Heathcote started rowing at the age of 15 at Eton College however; he decided not to pursue the sport beyond high school. Instead, he decided on a different path, and moved to New Zealand to work on a farm sheering sheep. After a year abroad Heathcote moved back to Great Britain where he went to study at Newcastle University. To offset his studies, he began rowing for fun. What was supposed to be recreational activity rekindled his passion, and Heathcoat began working towards his Master’s degree at Oxford Brooke University so that he could row on the team there.