13. Sir Mo Farah: Anything is possible in life
By BBC Radio 4
The UK’s favourite fitness coach is back with series two of his podcast. This summer, Joe will be speaking to inspirational friends and some of his favourite people to ask them what they do to keep themselves feeling mentally and physically strong in the face of life’s little challenges. It might be going for a new personal best on the running machine, or cosying up with a good book; every guest will share the one thing that works for them in the hope it might inspire you to try something new.
In the first episode of series two, Joe speaks to one of the UK's most decorated Olympians, Sir Mo Farah. He's the current holder of the 'double double', gold medals in both the 5,000 and 10,000 metres at the London and Rio Olympic Games. As a teenager growing up in London, Mo says running saved him from taking a less positive route in his life.
Mo dials into the podcast from his US high altitude training camp where he's currently preparing to defend his medals in the delayed Tokyo Olympics later in the summer. Joe hears how Mo maintains focus on the starting lines of the biggest races on the planet and how his family have helped him through the ups and downs of professional sport. And that Mo's obsession with following football helps him switch off from the pressures of training.
This is sunshine in a podcast. Joe Wicks is here for you, and he won’t stop until you’re fit and happy.
Producer: Clare Salisbury
Editor: Dimitri Houtart
A BBC Audio Bristol production for Radio 4