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Worrying times, but did Dean Koontz predict this?

The coronavirus outbreak is literally saturating all the news outlets, and for good reason, with more than 50 people now tested positive in the UK, this virus will impact everyone, at all levels and all walks of life. The Health secretary declared that the status is “increasingly serious”, Matt Hancock explained to MP’s that the virus was “becoming more likely…
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How Pep and Usain helped me launch a ground-breaking new programme

This week sees me reflect on an evening last week that represented eight months of very hard work by an unbelievable group of people who surround me and support me in my quest to create a sport to business programme that will change how we as a nation we support our elite athletes. It was a privilege for me to…
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Tyson Fury and his journey through boxing

I was very interested to hear that Tyson Fury launches his brand new, three-part series called, ‚ÄúTyson Fury: The Gypsy King‚ÄĚ. This very much links to my past, my present and even to the plans I have for the future, in quite an extraordinary way. My past, because of my links with the Gypsy fraternity through England Boxing, my present,…
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How Serena Williams can reclaim her place at the top of world tennis

The Australian Open, the first Grand Slam of the year in Melbourne, is over. It’s a tournament I know very well, making the trip every year with Elena to compete for Great Britain. It’s a surface Elena liked to play on, and achieved some great results, so I have some great memories of Melbourne. As every year, the tournament in…
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Death of Kobe Bryant and the emotions facing those who are left

The world this week mourns the death of basketball legend Kobe Bryant. What makes this a double tragedy is the fact that his daughter Gianna also lost her life, along with seven other people when the helicopter they were travelling in crashed. As I listened to the story unfold my thoughts were directed straight to the family and how they…
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Drew’s ‘sporting insanity’ will see him reach the top

In the modern world of sport, at the highest level, focusing on marginal gains is absolutely critical. At The Hub, this is exactly what we help our local world-class junior athletes embrace through our sport science support programme. We are incredibly lucky to be supported by the Human Performance Unit based at The University of Essex. The HPU works with…
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