22 March 2018
Earlier today, British Rowing announced the appointment of Brendan Purcell as the organisation’s new Director of Performance, replacing Sir David Tanner CBE, who stepped down at the end of February 2018.
Purcell, 47, will start his new role on 1 June 2018, having served as Performance Director at British Triathlon since January 2013, where he oversaw success on the world, Olympic and Paralympic stage.
During his tenure at British Triathlon, Purcell led Great Britain to seven medals at the Rio 2016 Olympic and Paralympic Games, including an historic second gold for Alistair Brownlee and a first ever medal for a British woman through Vicky Holland. In the inaugural Paralympic triathlon, Great Britain finished second in the medal table, with one gold, two silvers and one bronze.
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