Eddie confirms category change

2013-12-09 09:17:19.2

Eddie Hall has officially switched to the light weight category with immediate effect.

Eddie weighed in 1.5 kg under the minimum weight limit for his first event yesterday (Sunday 24) and was given an ultimatum by the organisers: "Put on weight or change category".

Eddie chose the latter option insisting that he was not prepared to put on any personal weight.

"I am satisfied with my weight and I am not going to fatten up just for this. With the warmer weather looming, I will be doing more running and cycling so I am only going to be losing more weight..."

This means that the points that Eddie scored on his debut - including a brilliant third place finish - will be discarded. The good news is that he will now be racing at Rye House on March 23.