With Olympic gold at London 2012 to add to her silver medals from Sydney in 2000, Athens in 2004, and Beijing in 2008, as well as six world championships titles in her collection, Katherine is Britain’s most successful female rower.


As you may know I have made a brave decision to take up a new challenge – running the Virgin Money London Marathon on behalf of International Inspiration (IN). This is completely out of my comfort zone so I am thrilled to share the journey with my 2012 Olympic partner, Anna Watkins who will run for MacMillan Cancer Support. We will be swapping a boat for a pair of trainers on Sunday 13th April and hitting the streets of London in one of the world’s most iconic marathons.

To pledge your support and help me raise some much needed funds for IN, please visit my  Just Giving page – your help is hugely appreciated. I am starting to get a bit nervous about it now so I’d be eternally grateful for any support!

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International Inspiration, chaired by Lord Sebastian Coe, was born from a promise he made in 2007 ‘to reach young people all around the world so they are inspired to choose sport’.

Using the inspirational power of London 2012, IN aims to INvolve, INclude andINspire children, young people and marginalised groups around the world through high quality sport and physical education, providing them with opportunities they may not otherwise have had.

If you’d like to join in on the day and help cheer me on please get in touch here with the International Inspiration team, we’d love to hear from you!

Meanwhile, follow my training progress in the News Section.

Love Katherine x


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