Rio Mitcham

How I Started I started because I won at the school sports day, and it happened around the time that Usain Bolt was extremely successful, this inspired me to want to pursue a career in athletics myself, and after a short conversation with parents they took me to Telford Athletics Club to get started! My …

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Leon Baptiste

How I Started I began athletics at the age of 14 when I suffered a knee injury that stopped me from playing football. This led me to try sprinting as I was recovering, it was then that I realised I have. Areal talent, and that I could pursue it. I had always been fast, but …

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Beth Dobbin

How I Started At the age of 14, my dad took me to the local athletics track where the coaches discovered my talent for sprinting. After struggling for a few years with illnesses, I finally had a breakthrough year when I won a silver medal in the English Schools Athletics Championships over 200m. It felt …

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James Dasaolu

How I Started I began my career in competitive athletics relatively late, first competing in 2006 as a seventeen year old. As a result I had a limited youth and junior career. However, having begun late, I made steady and significant improvements in my first few years, 10.75 to 10.26 in the space of two …

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James Ball

How I Started I began training at the age of eight, in which I started with swimming and athletics on the side in school, however I moved on from swimming swiftly and decided to focus solely on athletics, this was a great choice as I saw myself progress in athletics extremely quickly so I was …

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