Athletics Race Walking - Andi Drake
Dr Andi Drake is the Carnegie Director of Race Walking at Leeds Met. His role, which is supported by England Athletics and UK Athletics, also means that the University is now designated as the National Centre for Race Walking.
Andi is a UKA Level 4 Performance Coach in Race Walking and a UKA Level 3 Performance Coach in Marathon and Distance Running. In addition to this he has a wealth of academic and practical experience of the discipline, including holding a related PhD on elite performance race walking, acting as personal coach to athletes who have competed at Olympic, World and Commonwealth level and 18 years competing for GB & NI including at the European Championships and Commonwealth Games.
As a former international athlete, Andi has represented Great Britain in various European and World Championships and has set UK records for the 5,000m walk, 5km walk and 35km walk.
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