Iain Dawson

  • Great Britain
  • Born: 1976
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Rankings
Paratriathlon Ranking 17
Starts
22
Podiums
15
Wins
8
Biography

I first took up triathlon in 2009 because I wanted a new challenge after cycling for a number of years. I have a family history in sport: my father was an athletics coach and is a competitive runner, and my sister is a PE teacher. The person who has had the most influence on my sporting career is my wife, who provides a huge amount of day-to-day help with training and attending competitions.

I currently train in Norfolk, and a typical training week for me includes three hours of swim training, four to five hours of biking, and two hours of running. My personal best swim time (750m) in open water is 16:16; bike time (20km) 30:27; and run time (5km) 20:45. My favorite ITU race has been the Hyde Park London World Series race, because is was my first international event. I have set up a Special Olympics cycling group and a multi-sports club for people with learning disabilities. Part of my physiotherapy role includes promoting physical activity and exercise through sport. My triathlon goals are to win medals at world and European championships, and to participate in the 2016 Paralympics in Rio.

My life outside triathlon includes working as a physiotherapist, coaching people with learning disabilities, and taking part in cycling competitions when time allows. The biggest obstacle that I have overcome in life is transport, and other people’s attitudes. Something the triathlon world doesn’t know about me is that my wife and I have two cats, three rabbits, 13 guinea pigs, and two alpacas!

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Latest Athlete Results
1
2016 Walchsee ETU Challenge Middle Distance Triathlon European Championships
04 Sep, 2016 - Men's PT5 - 05:00:07
2
2016 Strathclyde ITU World Paratriathlon Event
05 Jun, 2016 - Men's PT5 - 01:12:17
2
2015 Iseo - Franciacorta ITU World Paratriathlon Event
18 Jul, 2015 - Men's PT5 - 01:15:51
3
2015 London ITU World Paratriathlon Event
30 May, 2015 - Men's PT5 - 01:09:17
DNF
2015 GBR Paratriathlon National Championships
16 May, 2015 - Men's PT5 - DNF
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Athlete Fact Sheet
Given Name Iain
Family Name Dawson
Representing GBR
Year of Birth 1976
Place of Birth Newcastle-Upon-Tyne
Coach Kerry Davies, Simon Edwards
Sponsors Extreme Sports Therapy, Streetlife Cycles
Hobbies Cycling and multi-sports with my wife, Jill.
Iain's next event
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