ATHLETE BACKGROUND

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Matthew Dewhurst, Great Britain Middle Distance & Long Distance Age Group Triathlete. Originate from Bolton, England but now based in Dubai, United Arab Emirates. Full time triathlon & endurance performance coach.

   SPORTING BACKGROUND

Up to the age of 12 I was a competive Swimmer competing in a number of county and North England Swimming Gala’s with Front Crawl & Butterfly being my main strokes. After stopping swimming, football and cricket became a large part of my life. Even representing a couple of academies and playing semi professional football.

In 2014 I eventually made the jump into multi sport events wanting a new challenge and inspired by other family members who had taken part in ironman and marathons. The first event I entered was the Decathlon Duathlon, even though I was knocked off my bike, the fire was lit and I have gone to complete every distance in duathlon & triathlon since. 

    TRIATHLON HIGHLIGHTS

 

  • Represented Great Britain in the Age Group European Championships in 2017 - Placed 10th

  • Selected for the Great Britain Middle Distance Team on two occasions

  • Winner of the 2017 Snowman Legend - Half Ironman Distance Race

  • Multiple Ironman 70.3 Age Group Podiums 

  • Multiple Overall & Age Group wins & podiums at range of local races in the UAE & UK

    Race Calendar 2020-2021

 

  • Oceanic Tri - Race 1 - 2nd October 2020

  • Mamzar Tri - Race 1 -Sprint - 23rd October 2020

  • Hatta Triathlon - Olympic - 13th November 2020

  • RAK Tri - Sprint - 15th January 2021

  • Ironman Dubai/Oman 70.3 (TBC)

  • TriYas - February 2021 (TBC)

  • ITU Abu Dhabi - March 2021 (TBC)

  • Mamzar Tri - Race 2 - Olympic - 28th March 2021

  • Ironman UK - 4th July 2021