Triathlete Gavin tipped for the top after landing funding

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A Lenzie triathlete has been hand-picked as a future British Olympian after being chosen to be part of the Bank of Scotland Local Heroes initiative.

Gavin Alexander (16) will receive a cash injection of £1,000 towards training and competing and is one of only 82 youngsters selected from across the country.

Gavin said: “It was a great moment when I found out I was going to be on the scheme, the money is so useful in a sport like triathlon.

“It will go on stuff like accommodation and flights when I travel to races which can get quite expensive. It’s also great to be recognised, to know that you are on the right track and that the hard work is paying off.

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