Peter Reed, a former Oxford Blue, is a triple Olympic champion having won gold at Beijing 2008 and London 2012 in the men's four before switching to the eight for Rio 2016.
He was awarded an MBE in the 2009 New Year’s Honours list in recognition of his achievements in Beijing.
At the 2012 GB Rowing Team Senior Trials held on 10/11 March at Eton/Dorney, Pete and crew mate Andrew Triggs Hodge maintained their title as winners of the men's pair.
At the 2011 World Rowing Championships in Bled, Pete raced in the men's pair with Andrew Triggs Hodge. After dominating their heat and semi-final, the duo were unfortunate to come up against the reigning World Champions from New Zealand. Despite the disappointment of a silver medal for the British pair, both pairs remain comfortably ahead of the rest of the world
During the 2011 World Cup Series, Pete and crewmate Andrew Triggs Hodge in the men's pair won gold at Munich and a silver in Lucerne behind New Zealand.
At the 2011 GB Rowing Team Senior Trials held on 16-17 April at Eton/Dorney, Pete won his seventh successive title, winning the men's pair with Andrew Triggs Hodge in a time of 6:37.50.
After a difficult 2008 season, the crew of the men’s four emerged at the Olympic Games in Beijing as once more the crew to beat. At the semi-final stage, where all three of the 2007 World Championships medal boats were eliminated, they produced an excellent performance to win. Their final proved to be a dramatic battle, but by digging really deep with only 220m to go, the crew drew alongside the Australians who had led the race from the start and then broke through to win in 6:06.57. A superb achievement.