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SURVIVAL OF THE FITTEST
Being fit is a choice. A lifestyle. A career. Meet Jack Wills’ Fittest Brits 2016 – men and women born and bred in the UK with their sporting stars on the ascent. They’ve got what it takes and we’re backing them all the way.
Don’t be fooled by her beach babe appearance; Corinne is one tough cookie. A Cornwall-adoptee, her dedication to surfing has seen her travel the world, working with the industry’s best and most barnacled. An advocate for women’s surfing, last year saw the launch of her girl-only surf festival ‘Surf Betty’.
Jake and Chris have ushered British beach volleyball into a new era of sun-basked glory. In this Olympic year, the duo’s collective sights are set on training camps and competitions in far-flung places, including China, Qatar and Dubai.
Georgie, eventer extraordinaire, will be competing almost every weekend this season. Highlights on her calendar include Badminton, Bramham and Burghley but please note that competitions not beginning with ‘B’ are also on this horse whisperer’s agenda.
Diving queen Alicia became England's youngest ever double national champion following the British Diving Championships in 2010 – she won both the 1-metre springboard and 3-metre synchronised titles. Diving for Team GB at the London 2012 Olympics, she hopes to repeat this honour in Rio later this year.
One of polo’s brightest rising stars, Hazel has competed all over the world. Last year she captained the England women’s team to victory against South Africa – the dream for any burgeoning sports star (and us mere mortals alike). This summer she’ll be based near the home of British polo, Cowdray Park, and has many a match on the cards.
Cartier Queen's Cup winner and polo-world trailblazer, Charlie’s many career highlights to date include reaching the ever-glitzier final of the Jaeger-LeCoultre Gold Cup in 2015 and he is never shy about horsing around (on and off the pitch).
Olympic medalist Will comes from the home of British rowing and site of the most royal of regattas, Henley-on-Thames. If winning the coxless pair Olympic bronze in 2012 wasn’t enough, he stands at an impressive six foot six. A medal in Rio? He’s going for gold.