Recent Whitgift leaver 10th in World Triathlon Grand Final and set for European Championships.
Old Whitgiftian, David Pearson, competed at the 2015 ITU World Triathlon Grand Final, in Chicago, on 17 September. Having only been taking part in triathlons for two years, he achieved the impressive result of finishing in 10th place, with a time of 01.02.13, in the 16-19 age category. It was only recently, in March of this year, that the then Upper Sixth Former competed in the National Duathlon championships, to gauge his progress after a year of having switched from modern pentathlon to concentrate on triathlons. He came second, beating seasoned international triathletes, and qualified for the European Championships.
The 18-year-old commented after his Chicago performance, “I must thank everyone in the Whitgift Outdoor Education and Sports Departments for supporting me these past two years, and I hope that maybe one day Whitgift will produce some more triathletes.”