Look beyond the bright lights and cheering crowds, into the reality of professional sport. The Long Haul takes you past the moments of glory and investigates the price of, and barriers to, success. Over eight episodes, join leading performance coach Emma Murray as she candidly talks to some of our most elite athletes and explores the stories behind the sports we love. We speak to Olympic medalists Cate Campbell and Grant Hackett; AFL's Jack Riewoldt and Josh Bruce; and NBA star Jose Calderon, just to name a few. From the inconceivable drive to be the best, to the weight of expectations and the sacrifices made along the way.
Aussie swim champion Grant Hackett did the sport career long haul that started way back when he was kid. In this episode he takes Emma inside his own childhood and the mindset and support network that made him. We hear from two sisters at the start of their sporting careers, gymnasts Miella and Rommie Brown. With the help of their coach John Hart we discover what it takes to excel in their gruelling sport. And Professor Mark Williams helps us explore the psychology inside the minds of those with the drive to go all the way.
Miella and Rommie Brown, John Hart, Gabby and Matt Brown, Professor Mark Williams, Grant Hackett.
The Best: How Athletes Are Made. Mark Williams + Tim Wigmore