Episode #16 of the England Athletics podcast: Fresh from being rejuvenated by a charity dance competition, Olympic medallist Marilyn Okoro chats to Alex Seftel about her fight for a place in the sport, whether to prove to her mum that she had chosen the right career path, or to gain selection for major championships. Hurdler Daniel Rees also shares positive, motivational messages from coaches around the country.
Plus, “We will come through this as a track, field and running community together” – listen to the latest advice in the England Athletics Podcast including information on the support that is available, and advice on how we can all adapt to the coronavirus situation including information on support available from England Athletics.
Athletes will have to wait until next year to win Olympic medals, but Marilyn Okoro had to wait a decade for her Beijing 2008 bronze. – “Standing on that podium in the London Stadium really just restored my confidence because I realised that I was always good enough, I was an Olympic medallist.” Marilyn also shares her advice on overcoming the anxiety of the current situation for athletes. “Goals can’t change but the goalposts have”
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