An interview with Team GB Paralympian Richard Whitehead

In this episode, we interview inspirational Team GB Paralympian Richard Whitehead.

Richard, who has a double through-knee congenital amputation, is currently in Tokyo, where he’s aiming to win his third consecutive 200m gold.

Not only has Richard competed in the last two Paralympics, he’s also achieved all manner of extraordinary feats, including breaking the marathon world record and running 40 marathons in 40 days. 


He was also awarded an MBE for his services to athletics back in 2013.


We talked to Richard about everything from his intense training, his motivational messages, to the strange rumours that he used to be a dance teacher…



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Presenter: Gershon Portnoi

Producer: Andy Greening