Episode 110

"It's not sunk in yet!" what it means to be an Olympian - Alice Dearing, Team GB Marathon Swimming

Published on: 25th June, 2021

Alice Dearing is a marathon swimmer and is part of Team GB for Tokyo. I'm thrilled to see Alice on the team as she's been kind enough to share her journey across the last six months on Destination Tokyo. You can hear her on Episodes 3, 25, 51 and 82.

But last weekend she finally qualified for Tokyo - making history as Team GB's first black swimmer heading to the Olympics.

It's great to hear Alice so thrilled to become an Olympian and to carry the 'responsibility' of being the first black woman to represent Team GB at swimming with such grace and composure.

Alice talks about those who've helped her over the last 16 years, the moment she qualified and which gaming consoles will be in her suitcases.

Thanks for listening! And all the best to Alice!

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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.