This breakfast looked at how individuals and teams shape goals, overcome challenges and achieve the apparently impossible. Two celebrated gold medallists, Lewis Hamilton’s racing driver brother and one of the UK’s best loved swimmers demonstrated the need for a clear vision, a plan to get there and the will to see it through.
Kate & Helen Richardson-Walsh – The 2016 women’s hockey final was one of those rare sporting moments that brought the country together. Viewers were gripped as the game against the defending champions went to penalties. Team captain Kate and penalty-scorer Helen reveal how they created a united, inclusive and winning culture.
Nicolas Hamilton – Born with cerebral palsy, doctors told Nic’s parents that he’d never walk and his eyesight would only get worse. By 17 he had walked away from his wheelchair and followed his dream to drive competitively like Lewis. Refusing to be defined by his condition, Nic explains how he’s become the first disabled athlete to race at the highest level of touring car competition.
Mark Foster – In the pool Mark amassed a total of 47 international freestyle and butterfly titles, setting 8 world records and competing in 5 Olympics. He’s since turned his hand to punditry and presenting (and Strictly). Mark reveals how reluctance to be open about his sexuality affected both his performance and his general wellbeing.