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KELLY HOLMES has been up­graded to Hon­orary Colonel of the Royal Ar­moured Corps Train­ing Reg­i­ment.

She be­gan her ca­reer in the army as an HGV driver and be­came a PE in­struc­tor be­fore leav­ing to pur­sue ath­let­ics full-time.

“As an in­ter­na­tional ath­lete, it was my mil­i­tary ca­reer that saw me through the ups and the downs and made me push to be the best I can be and never give up on my dreams,” said Holmes, who won Olympic 800m and 1500m ti­tles in Athens in 2004.

Dame Kelly Holmes: says her mil­i­tary back­ground helped her be­come a bet­ter ath­lete

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