Sally Gunnell is an Olympian who won Olympic gold in the 1992 400-meter hurdles and took gold at the 1993 World Championships in the 400-meter hurdles.
Sally is the only woman ever to hold four major track titles concurrently – Olympic, World, European and Commonwealth! Since retiring from international athletics, Sally has gone onto become a television presenter, keynote speaker and wellbeing advocate.
Sally shares more about her early years, her passion for running, how she has overcome setbacks and the ebb and flow of motivation. We talk about wellness, meditation, nutrition, daily routines and why confidence is everything!
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How Sally would introduce herself
Learning more about her childhood
Getting into running 12 years old
Joining Essex Ladies
Being inspired by the Olympics at 14 years old
Being inspired by female role models
Why it was about the journey
Training for the 1992 Olympics
What training looked like
The ebb and flow of motivation and maintaining it
Why confidence is everything in the world of sport
Dealing with setbacks and self doubt
The mental side of training
The power of the mind
Having to put the work in
The Olympic Race for gold in 1992
The gold medal!
The sacrifice involved to achieve olympic gold
The transition moving on from being a professional athlete
How much exercise plays a part of her life now
Dealing with the menopause
Running the London Marathon in 2006 after her 3rd baby
Sports Day Challenges!
Tips for wellbeing
What happiness is for Sally
Food & Nutrition
Quick Fire Questions
Sally’s Run Club
Final words of advice