Five years after winning the first ever Outlaw, former Royal Marine Paul Hawkins will be on the start line for both the Outlaw Half on 31 May and the Outlaw on 26 July.
Hawkins was a relatively unknown winner in 2010, but is likely start this year’s Outlaw Triathlon and Outlaw Half as favourite to win both and challenge the existing course records.
“I have very fond memories from winning the first Outlaw,” said Hawkins. “It was that performance in 2010 that made me realise that I was good enough to compete with some of the very best in the sport.
“If could win them both it would be incredible. Obviously it would be tough and I expect to have to fight for it, but after two years of frustration with injury I finally feel fully recovered and better motivated then ever before.”
As well as Hawkins, last year’s women’s winner of the Outlaw, Jenny Bosman, will be on the starting line up. Both events are already sold out, but both are free to spectators to watch.
The Outlaw has also been shortlisted for Event of the Year (over 500 entries) in this year’s 220 awards – full shortlist here.