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Luke Pollard

Triathlon

While para-triathlon requires smooth transitions, guide Luke Pollard has an interest in something spiky away from the sport. 

Pollard describes himself as a ‘proud hedgehog owner’ and that isn’t the only thing he gets up to when not swimming, biking and running as the 30-year-old is also in the Royal Air Force. 

As a member of the RAF’s elite athlete scheme, the Telford native is able to train and compete full-time as the guide for Paralympian Dave Ellis. 

The duo started their partnership with a win at the British Duathlon Championships in 2019 and followed that with World Cup victories in Tokyo and Funchal following later that year. 

2021 was a bumper year as the pair kicked off with victory on home soil in the Leeds leg of the World Triathlon Para Series. 

Hopes of a Paralympic medal were dashed after a mechanical failure with their tandem bike, but the pair bounced back to take both the European and World Championships titles for the first time as a duo.

Date of Birth

9 September 1991

Age

30

Place of Birth

Telford

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Three Olympic gold medal winners have been included as part of Team England’s first team announcement for the home Commonwealth Games in Birmingham this summer.

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