Episode 82

The light at the end of the tunnel - GB Marathon Swimmer Alice Dearing

Published on: 17th May, 2021

GB swimmer Alice Dearing is on the final leg of her preparations as she prepares to qualify for the Tokyo Olympics.

Like many athletes, this has been a challenging time, with events cancelled and a lack of competition.

Alice talks about coping mentally with the restrictions that have been on all athletes and GB citizens during 2021 and how much she's looking forward to the latest easing of restrictions and seeing the light at the end of the tunnel.

Her original Olympic qualification event in Japan was cancelled a few weeks ago, but it's now been rearranged for next month in Portugal.

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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.