A former Harrow College student is aiming to represent Great Britain at the Rio 2016 Paralympic Games this summer.

Faye McClelland is a four-time World Paratriathlon Champion and three times European Champion and hopes to take part in the Games in Brazil this September.

Born in Ruislip , Faye went to school at Harrow College for two years, but after leaving school she realised she had a passion for athletics.

Faye got into triathlon when a friend challenged her to do the run section as part of her relay, taking part in her first paratriathlon back in 2009.

As a triathlete, Faye pushes herself to the limit in three disciplines, swimming, cycling and running.

Born without her left hand, Faye will compete in a series of international qualification races to recruit the points required to secure a place in the Great Britain Paralympic Team up to the end of June this year.

The former Harrow College student hopes to represent Team GB at the Rio Paralympics this year
The former Harrow College student hopes to represent Team GB at the Rio Paralympics this year

Her former school, Harrow College has sponsored her on her journey.

Speaking about the sponsorship, Faye said: “Having the support of Harrow College is fantastic.

“As a former student, this support means a great deal and adds to my determination in securing a gold medal at Rio.

“Over the coming weeks and before I travel to Rio, I’m looking forward to working closely with Harrow College on a number of exciting projects”.

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Pat Carvalho, Principal and Chief Executive of Harrow College said:“Harrow College is proud to continue its affiliation with Faye and her continued success.

“Faye’s journey has been very special and we’re backing Faye all the way to gold this summer.

“Before then, Faye will be working with us in a number of ways including visits to the college to speak with students, motivational blogs and updates on her preparation for Rio.

She’ll also be involved in the opening of our brand new centre for students with learning difficulties and/or difficulties”.