anything to the people who didn't believe in me. It was frustrating for a while but you just have to carry on.How did you manage to train at an elite level without funding?It was tough. I used competitions and races abroad to generate money. I also had a
'm confident that I can complete the 20K and even enjoy it. The bad news is that there's still a lot of work to go, especially if I'm going to be able to live up to James' competitive zeal.
better than I thought and I'm still really enjoy training even after my first year. In the competitions you get so much adrenaline and it's so raw -you just have to run, and that's what I really like about it.You finished fifth in the T44 100m event
in London 2012.I hadn’t really thought about the marathon back then, but as I did more races on the track, the marathon was looking more and more likely. I decided to move up to the marathon last year and it turned out quite well!Being from a track
's the training you have to be focused on. Sometimes I find training harder than competitions. With competitions you have prepared, covered every angle, looked at the race and mentally if you're strong, you can't fail. If someone is ahead of you, you can't accept
in the army and qualified as a personal training instructor (PTI) before becoming a full-time professional athlete.During her army stint she competed against her unit, in the army championships and against other services. "The races in the services are mega
and training together?We know when it needs to be a race and when it doesn't. Fortunately we've got mutual respect and we both encourage each other to improve as athletes. However, when we're on the track we're both extremely competitive - it's like boxers, we
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to dazzle once again. In July she became the first athlete to qualify for the home Olympics following her 10km open-water victory at the Fina World Championships in Shanghai.So who better to ask about open-water racing, motivation and confidence? We caught
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