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COUNTDOWN TO RIO: SUMMER SPORTS WEEK IN REVIEW

Laura Trott admitted she needed to stop letting things go down to the wire as she defended her European omnium title by a single point in Guadel...

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Leander dominate wind-affected British Rowing Championships

A host of Olympic and world champions took gold in the men’s eights after strong winds brought the British Rowing Champions to an early close in...

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Glover and Stanning among winners at British Championships

Olympic pairs champions Helen Glover and Heather Stanning were in winning form at the British Championships in Nottingham – winning the women’s ...

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Chambers excited after Rio scouting mission

Spurred on by a recent training camp in Rio, Olympic silver medallist Richard Chambers believes rowing will get plenty of attention at the 2016 ...

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Countdown to Rio: Summer sports week in review

Sir Bradley Wiggins admitted completing an historic treble at his last Road World Championships had been the ideal way to end a difficult season...

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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.