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What can ordinary mortals learn from the best in the world? In this series Giles Mountford tries to answer to that question whilst stumbling in the shadow of sporting legends.

What can ordinary mortals learn from the best in the world?

In this series Giles Mountford tries to answer to that question whilst stumbling in the shadow of sporting legends.

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All That is Gold Does Not Glitter

James Willstrop has been reflecting on what winning is all about. Two days after securing his first individual Commonwealth Games Gold medal I hoped he might simply be enjoying it. I’m worried it might be my fault.

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How do you really see yourself?

There's only one place to start if you want to create a better team culture. Unfortunately you don't get to choose where that is.

Are You Getting Enough?

Here we go again. So obvious. So easy (apparently). So much evidence that it's good for you. So why aren't you getting more?

I’m Free, Free Fallin’

Hold your breath. Now dive 100 metres underwater. Unassisted. No? Why not? Welcome to the world of Free Diving.

Ignore The Hype: Get Back to Basics

Do yourself a favour. Dump the fitness ‘gurus’ and get yourself coached by Toni Minichiello, the man who has man who has trained five Olympians, including Dame Jessica Ennis-Hill. He’s agreed to share his secret to success. And it’s free.

Meeting Dean Ryan

Big. Angry. Bruising. And that was just the nice bits I’d heard. Giles describes his first meeting, in 2005, with England RFU’s Head of International Performance, Dean Ryan.

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