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By Tanni Thompson

ISBN-10: 1435610261

ISBN-13: 9781435610262

ISBN-10: 1905170890

ISBN-13: 9781905170890

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Before this particular race I was sick twelve times. Jason was allocated as coach to look after me and he 42 AIM HIGH stayed by my side, getting me drinks and ice, and just talking to me. Ian was there, working with a number of other athletes. I didn’t want to disappoint him any more than I felt I had already done. As I was leaving the warm-up track, Ian came over to me and smiled, and said good luck. Jason looked at me and told me I was the best in the world, and that I could win. Those two small things were amazingly comforting to me.

Two of my oldest friends were are also there, Ric and his wife Julie, and their three daughters, who are my god-daughters. They didn’t seem to know what to say. The only person who wasn’t upset was Carys. ’ This immediately broke the tension. I remember my friends joining in the laughter. It made me realize that, while athletics was incredibly important to me and my family, and the people who care about me or the sport, at the end of the day, it was just one race. It was a big race to lose, but just one race in my career.

But for those who want – and need – to win, there is only one way to increase your chances of doing so, and that is to train. There are many things that I have learnt through competing in sport – and you have to keep learning if you want to be the best. Sport is about much more than physical training. I have learnt how to manage my time, plan my life, and also find out some of the ways that I can, and can’t, achieve. 51 TA N N I G R E Y T H O M P S O N ‘Individual’ sports are not necessarily about individuals.

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