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Luke Pollard


Date of Birth

9 September 1991



Place of Birth


Commonwealth Appearances

Guide Luke Pollard helped Dave Ellis conquer the Commonwealth Games in style, with an emphatic victory in the men's PTVI in Birmingham. 

The pair were no match for their rivals, finishing nearly five minutes ahead of the rest. 

While para-triathlon requires smooth transitions, 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 31-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.

Kick-starting the Team England medal count on the opening day, Alex Yee and Georgia Taylor-Brown delivered Team England a Gold and Silver apiece, before bookending a dominant Mixed Relay title winning team on Sunday 31st July alongside Sophie Coldwell and Sam Dickinson to a rapturous support around Sutton Park.

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