Most recreational athletes and sports fans are interested in hearing the opinions of the great champions, the stories of their beginnings, their efforts to reach the heights they have reached, and their outstanding athletic achievements.
Over the years, I have been fortunate to interact one way or another with champions from different sports and countries, who have reached the elite level through paths sometimes “classic”, sometimes unsuspected, counting on a big support group around them or almost independently.
This is the reason why I have decided to start a series of “Interviews with the elite”, which will allow us to know the stories of great athletes first hand. However, as a sports physiologist and coach, I think athletes are not the only ones who have interesting things to say, so I intend to carry out interviews also with the coaches and sport scientists that in most cases contribute with their work to the success of the athletes they coach and support.
Our first invited guest will be the great British track cyclist Victoria Pendleton, multiple World Champion and Olympic Champion in Beijing 2008.
If you as a reader of this blog are interested in asking Victoria a question, you can do so by writing your question in the comment section of this post before May 7, 2010. From all the questions received, I will choose those that I consider more relevant and send them to her.
I would like to thank Victoria in advance for accepting to be the first guest of the series “Interviews with the elite”.