Olympic and Commonwealth Games medallist Aaron Gate is set to shave off his mullet in support of men’s health.
The 31-year-old won a staggering four gold medals across the track and road at the Birmingham Commonwealth Games earlier this year, with his mullet featuring heavily in media coverage.
Gate has now decided to part with his mullet and will be raising funds for men’s health as part of the Movember campaign.
“I’ve done Movember a few times before and I’m a big fan of the incredible job they do raising awareness for prostate cancer, testicular cancer and men’s mental health and suicide prevention,” said Gate.
“Usually I do the traditional mo grow but this year I wanted to mix it up a bit and with the mullet getting a good bit of profile in Birmingham I thought it might get a few people interested in donating.”
Gate will shave the mullet at the end of the month, with New Zealanders able to contribute to his campaign at this link.
He says he’ll be sad to see the mullet go and hopes it won’t affect his aerodynamics on the track.
“I’ve gotten used to it and my wife actually really likes it as well. I’ve had a few people tell me the mullet must be my lucky charm but I can always bring it back if need be!”
Gate will also be donating one of his signed Birmingham 2022 New Zealand Team tee shirts to the person with the largest single donation on his Movember page.
New Zealand Team athletes Paul Coll, Hamish Kerr and Micah Wilkinson are also taking part in Movember with their profile available here.