Episode 41

No surrender - the remarkable comeback of sprinter James Ellington

Published on: 10th March, 2021

James Ellington competed in London and Rio. But the sprinter's career came to a shuddering halt in 2017 when he was involved in a motor bike accident whilst on a training camp in Tenerife.

He talks from his base in Dubai about the mindset and determination he has shown to rebuild a career after doctors questioned whether he'd walk again.

He returned to the track in 2019 at the Anniversary Games in London. And even then he had to deal with an allergic reaction to a sting just before the event and a slip at home.

This extract is taken from Track and Ball Podcast presented by Richard Whitehead and Ellen White - thanks guys!



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