Episode 7

Richard Whitehead's warm weather training camp

Published on: 19th January, 2021

Today's guest is one of Britain's Paralympic stars - Richard Whitehead. His gold medal moment at London 2012 was one of the highlights of the Games. He repeated this at Rio in 2016 but at 44 he will need to be at his very best to make it a hat-trick.

Richard's currently in South Africa and talks about why athletes are going overseas - despite the pandemic and the steps he's taking to be secure.

We'll hear about his gruelling training plan and what it's going to achieve. And why he's gone into podcast hosting.

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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.