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Kingdom Strategic Sales Director representing GB in Triathlon

Eddie in Kingdom kitWe’re very excited to announce that Kingdom’s Strategic Sales Director, Eddie Hirst, is representing Great Britain as an Age Group athlete at the International Triathlon Union (ITU) Multisport World Championships 2017, in Penticton, British Columbia, Canada, which is taking place between the 18th and 27th August.

The World Championships attract over 3,600 athletes from all over the globe. Eddie is competing in the Sprint Distance Duathlon event on Saturday 19th August, which consists of a 5km run, 20km bike ride, and then a further 2.5km run.

Eddie is being supported by Kingdom and has the Kingdom logo displayed on his kit (see the photo on the right). He joined Kingdom earlier this year as Strategic Sales Director and has over 17 years experience of working within the security, facilities management and outsourcing industries. He is married with two young daughters, has an MSc (Distinction) degree in Security Risk Management, and is an Ambassador for Bike for Boobs, an organisation that helps people going through cancer.

You can find out more about Eddie by watching his video below.

Eddie qualified for the World Championships at the Oulton Park race track in early March. The conditions that day were particularly challenging, as Eddie recalls:

The temperature was around three degrees centigrade with heavy rain, not the best weather for wearing a tri suit! Due to the harsh conditions many people abandoned the race and some got hypothermia. I managed to hold on, grit my teeth and get through the race to qualify to represent Great Britain.”

In stark contrast to that day in March, the weather is currently sunny in British Columbia and a balmy 30 degrees centigrade. Eddie recently lacerated his foot in a training accident which threatened his participation at the event, but fortunately his foot has healed in time and he is hoping for a strong competitive race.

Good luck Eddie from everyone at Kingdom!

For more information about Kingdom and their services, please visit http://www.kingdom.co.uk/ or call 0845 051 7702.