Hear Andy and Pete talking about what it's like working as a pair.
Andy Triggs Hodge and Pete Reed
Photographed by Finlay MacKay
9 March 2011, Redgrave-Pinsent Rowing Lake, Caversham
Andy Triggs Hodge and Pete Reed first rowed together in the winning Oxford Blue boat in the 2005 University Boat Race. Coached by Jürgen Grobler they won Olympic gold in 2008 in the men’s four with Steve Williams and Tom James. In 2009 they teamed up as a pair and won silver medals at the 2009, 2010 and 2011 World Championships. As members of the men’s elite squad they aim to add to their previous Olympic success in the London 2012 Olympic Games.
‘Bringing together different characters and still motivate them to one point. They can’t escape because they are sitting behind one another. That is something that is fascinating for me.’
Jürgen Grobler, coach
© Finlay MacKay/National Portrait Gallery/BT Road to 2012