Episode 77

"A happy athlete is a fast athlete" - Jack Green Olympian on well-being and performance

Published on: 10th May, 2021

Jack Green made his Olympic debut in London in 2012 with a secret. He competed in the 400m hurdles and the 4x400m relay but what wasn't know about was his depression and mental health issues.

Jack had wanted to be an Olympian since the age of 7 but his memories of London were feeling full of fear and scared. It was a time when sport really didn't address mental health issues.

He's now working full-time in mental health for Champion Health and you can find the resources Jack talks about in the podcast here


You can connect with Jack on LinkedIn


If you'd like to donate to Maggie's Cancer Centres here's my page


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Destination Tokyo
Olympic and Paralympic stories in the run up to the Tokyo Games.
I’ve covered 5 Olympic and 5 Paralympic Games at home and abroad. Tokyo 2020 was to have been numbers 6. So how are the athletes preparing during Covid times. And what are they learning in the run up to the Games. The Podcast lasts around 10 mins and comes out daily, Monday to Friday. I’m also using it to raise money for Maggie’s Cancer Centres to thank them for the help they’ve given my wife and family during her bowel cancer journey.
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Mark Shardlow

Hi - I'm Mark, a Sports Journalist specialising in Olympic and Paralympic Sports. I also help others podcast.