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.
It's 2012 at the world amateur golf team championships in Antalya, the Australian team of Daniel Nisbet, Matthew Stieger and Cameron Smith finished 15th. Over a decade later those three golfers have had very different careers. In this episode Daniel and Matthew take Emma inside the reality of careers where immense talent and sacrifice don't equal that idea of success we get from the media. We hear what keeps driving them and discover some healthier ideas of success.
Matthew Stieger, Daniel Nisbet, Sarah Kemp, Dean Kinney, Grant Field