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Holmes, Kelly

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Born: 1970 AD
Currently alive, at 44 years of age.

Nationality: British
Categories: Athlete

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1970 – She was born on the 20th day of April this year in Pembury, Kent.

 

1982 – She grew up in Hildenborough and attended Hugh Christie Comprehensive School in Tonbridge at the age of 12. She started training for athletics at the age of 12, joining Tonbridge Athletics Club, where she was coached by David Arnold and went on to win the English schools 1500 metres in her second season.

 

1984 - Her hero was British middle distance runner Sebastian Coe, and she was inspired by Coe's successful Summer Olympics defence of his 1,500 m crown.

 

1988 – She later turned her back on athletics, joining the British Army at the age of 18, having left school two years earlier, working initially as a recreation assistant and later as a nursing assistant.

 

1992 – She was initially a lorry driver in the Women's Royal Army Corps, and when that corps was disbanded this year, she transferred to the Adjutant General's Corps as a physical trainer, reaching the rank of sergeant.

 

1997 – She combined both athletics and her employment in the army until increased funding allowed her to become a full-time athlete this year.

 

2003 – She suffered a number of leg injuries while in training for 2004 Summer Olympics falling deep into depression, she began cutting herself.

 

2004 - She arrive at a major competition, the Athens Olympics, with no injury worries for just about the first time in her career.

 

2005 – She announced her retirement on the 6th day of December this year from athletics stating she had reassessed her future after the death of a friend as well as citing a lack of motivation to continue.

 

2006 – She appeared in ITV's Dancing On Ice, partnering with Olympian Todd Sand.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


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