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IAIN PERCY TO TAKE ON MORRISONS GREAT SOUTH RUN

Iain Percy OBE to run 10 miles in memory of Andrew ‘Bart’ Simpson MBE  Double Olympic champion Iain Percy will take on 10 miles at the Morrisons Great South Run on Sunday 25th October, in aid of the Andrew Simpson Sailing Foundation, a charity set up in memory of Andrew “Bart” Simpson. Lifelong friends and sailing partners, Percy and Simpson won gold at the 2008 Beijing Olympics and silver at…

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Exclusive: For Ainslie and Me, Bart’s Death Is Bigger Than An Amazing America’s Cup, Says Iain Percy

Iain Percy has revealed that while Team Oracle USA celebrated their historic America’s Cup win on Wednesday night in San Francisco the man who played such a huge part in turning near certain defeat into victory only had thoughts for the late Andrew “Bart” Simpson, his great friend and fellow British Olympic sailor. Sir Ben Ainslie could have enjoyed the moment he had dreamt of all his life, being a…

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‘I should have died rather than Andrew Simpson’, SAYS OLYMPIC AND AMERICA’S CUP TEAM-MATE IAIN PERCY

Iain Percy says he wishes he, not Andrew Simpson, had died in the accident in May which killed his Olympic and America’s Cup team-mate. Simpson, 36, died when Team Artemis’ catamaran capsized in San Francisco Bay while the team were in training for the America’s Cup. Percy, who partnered Simpson to Olympic gold in 2008 and silver in Weymouth last summer, held his lifelong friend – affectionately known as Bart,…

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IAIN PERCY ON ANDREW SIMPSON: ‘I need him now more than ever. My routine for so long was to go to Bart if there’s a problem.’

It’s late afternoon in San Francisco and Iain Percy is exhausted, but he’s worried about where his mind will wander if he takes a break. He’s barely stopped in the nine weeks since his America’s Cup catamaran capsized and his best friend fell into the water. ‘I need him now more than ever,’ he says. His voice is shaky. ‘My routine for so long has been to go to Bart…

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