Andi Drake

Dr Andi Drake is the race walking coach at Leeds Beckett University and has built the programme and the team up from scratch, transforming it into a world class centre of excellence. He coached no fewer than three race walkers who competed at the 2019 World Athletics Championships in Doha with Tom Bosworth finishing 7th, the highest ever finish in the Worlds for a GB race walker. Andi was recognised for his huge contribution to GB race walking with England Athletics ‘Dave Sunderland Coaching Award’ in 2016 and in 2020 he will be determined to deliver Team GB’s first Olympic race walking medal since 1964.