Kevin Dawson returns to Outlaw in memory of Great War

Kevin Dawson returns to Outlaw in memory of Great War

Posted by on 18th June 2018

Kevin Dawson first appeared at the Outlaw in 2012 as part of a record breaking relay team. The fact he set the fastest bike time on the course by nearly half an hour was no real surprise given his status as a 100mile Time Trial British record holder. He progressed all the way to Kona, and now after a break, he’s back supporting the campaign: WE REMEMBER THEM 1918-2018.

Dawson’s introduction to triathlon was through taking part in a relay team. A year later he completed the Outlaw as an individual, finishing fifth overall. In 2016 he went to Kona, an experience he remembers as ‘the best and worst’ of his career.

Now the monster time trial specialist is back in memory of those who lost their lives in the first world war and is looking forward to a dual challenge of the Outlaw and the Brutal. He’s doing this as part of a campaign asking people from all over the country to ‘do something extraordinary to remember them’ - whilst raising money for two charities that support past and present members of our Armed Forces: HorseBack UK and the Royal British Legion. Challenges are being uploaded onto the WEREMEMBERTHEM.org.uk website to inspire others and allow people to support and donate.

It’s 100 years since the end of the first world war, and Dawson is taking the chance to help support the WE REMEMBER THEM 1918-2018 national campaign in an Outlaw return. Now aged 48, and having had a year out of the sport, he’s getting back to long distance triathlon and looking forward to raising a little money for charity. To help get his fundraising of the mark, please visit HERE.

Dawson stats:

Outlaw bike split 2012: 4:28:33

Outlaw overall time 2015: 9:45:37 with 4:28:44 bike split

Kona finishing time: 11:11:04

100mile TT best: 3:22:45

Dawson is taking on a double challenge, involving the Outlaw on 29 July followed by the Brutal in Snowdonia on 15 September.

On 11th November the nation will remember the one million British serving men and women and civilians who gave their lives in the Great War, and the hundreds of thousands who were injured.

Entries for the Outlaw Triathlon are still open! 

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