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Axel Brown

GB Bobsleigh Pilot

Since his introduction to bobsleigh in 2014, Axel has climbed through the ranks of the sport, making his European debut in 2016 and World Cup debut in 2018. His palmares include silver medals in the 2 and 4-man bobsleigh at the North America’s cup in 2019.

“There are a couple of key factors to athletic performance that there is just no way of testing without in-depth bloodwork.

At the level of sport I compete at, the marginal differences are everything, so being able to take an in-depth and reliable look at key training metrics is key. The test was easy to complete and the instructions comprehensive, yet easy to follow. I'm excited to do further tests and work on improving my body from the inside out.”

Bobsleigh is a discipline that requires strength, speed, excellent stability and endurance, and Axel Brown – pilot for the Great Britain Bobsleigh Team – has these attributes in droves.

His natural athleticism saw Alex gain silver and bronze medals to national level at Taekwondo, and play American Football for Colorado State University, before moving to winter sports.

His first taste of bobsleigh came in 2014 with a pilot bob ride in Park City, Utah, and he subsequently joined the GB training programme including time in 2015 spent at brilliantly monikered ‘bob school’.

Axel made his Great Britain debut at the Europa Cup in January 2016, then after consistent performance had his first outing at World Cup level in January 2018, narrowly missing selection for the Olympic team.

His palmares include silver medals in the 2- and 4-man bobsleigh at the North America’s cup in 2019.

He credits Forth Edge with helping him achieve the type of marginal gains that make all the difference when competing for milliseconds at the highest level of his sport.

Axel's Favourites

pasta
Q. What is your pre-competition meal?

A. The day before, I will carb load with pasta and garlic bread. The day of the race I just eat a bagel or something light.

donut
Q. What is your go-to treat?

A. Doughnuts

Q. Favourite music for motivation?

A. Something heavy and fast I can relate to what I’m doing, like "Fuel" by Metallica.

thir
Q. What Superhero would you be?

A. Thor!

Career Highlights

2019 - North America's Cup 2-man
2019 - North America's Cup 4-man
2018 - World Cup 4-man Debut - Konigssee
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