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Glover and Stanning take gold as Brits show class at Euros

Helen Glover insists European gold will count for nothing if she and partner Heather Stanning don’t perform in Rio next summer.

The duo w...

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Olympic24: Steady start for Ennis-Hill, Murray into last 16

Jessica Ennis-Hill lies third after first day of the Gotzis Hypo-Meeting, 103 points off top spot, while Andy Murray books his place in last 16 ...

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Olympic24: Ennis-Hill set for Gotzis, rapid Farah wins in US

Jessica Ennis-Hill set for first heptathlon since winning gold at London 2012, while Mo Farah records fastest 10,000m time of 2015 in Eugene. He...

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Grainger determined to take second gold in Rio

She might have four Olympic medals to her name but Katherine Grainger is adamant that only a gold will make for a happy fifth in Rio next summer...

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Olympic24: Rowsell on Rio and Murray keeps up clay charge

Joanna Rowsell believes defeat for the women’s team pursuit in Paris could make triumph in Rio all the more memorable while Andy Murray gets off...

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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.