Alistair Brownlee, the one and only, two-time gold medallist joined the Bahrain Endurance 13 Team and paid a visit to the Kingdom of Bahrain.

Alistair Brownlee has met with the Representative of His Majesty the King for Charity Works and Youth Affairs, Chairman of the Supreme Council for Youth and Sports and President of Bahrain Olympic Committee,H.H Shaikh Nasser bin Hamad Al Khalifa after joining the Bahrain Endurance 13 Team.

“He visited Bahrain, where he joined us for training and experienced cultural education,” said Shaikh Nasser.

The PowerUp team had the privilege to have a conversation with the legend and here’s what he has to say:

This is your first time in Bahrain. How is your experience?

I am enjoying it so far! It has been such an honor being a part of the team. I know how much Prince Nasser enjoys his triathlons. I am looking forward to train and race with the team.
Can you tell us your experience in working with the Bahrain Endurance 13 team?
I have been a triathlete for a long time. I have raced with a lot of people and the great thing about the team is most of them are racing a longer distance format and for me that is a new experience. Their involvement of half IRONMAN and full IRONMAN distance racing will be very important for me as I progress in my career. I have already met them and I can say that we have good chemistry.

What are your activities here in the Kingdom?

I will be staying here for two days. I wish I could stay longer than that because one of the things that I am passionate about is giving back by inspiring the younger generation about sport. I was one of those kids in school who had a hard time in the field of sport so I’ve worked really hard. I take my responsibility to the next generation seriously. It’s very important for me to do everything I can to encourage and try help kids into sport. This is one of the most significant goals of the Bahrain Endurance 13 Team because aside from racing, we want to give back to the whole community especially in the Gulf region.

Find what you’re passionate about and what you really love then do it with the best of your ability.

Who is your inspiration?

When I was growing up, I was strange in a way that people who are great in sport were too far away from me to provide direct inspiration. So there were a lot of people who inspired me. It started from my school teachers. This was crucial for me because I would not have been here if not for them. I have also met a fantastic swimming coach when I was young. All I’m saying is, these people and experiences have molded me to what I have become today so it is important for me to use my free time to reach out because these things matter to the young ones. These people who take their time coaching the kids? I think they’re the real heroes.

What’s next for Alistair Brownlee?

I am going to prepare for my first half long distance race. After that, it will be the half IRONMAN. Lastly, I want to qualify and focus on training for the World IRONMAN 70.3 Championships in America on September.
What is your message to the people who aspire excelling in the world of sport?
Find what you’re passionate about and what you really love then do it with the best of your ability.

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