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The Unstoppable Libby Clegg: From Paralympic Sprint to Dancing on Ice

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When you achieve your biggest ambition, what's next?

For gold-medal Paralympian, Libby Clegg this moment of pure accomplishment left her numb. But eventually it became was a turning point, one that led her to explore new avenues, take on new sports and reconnect with the parts of athletics that she had grown up relying on through thick and thin.

In this episode, Olympian Sam Quek joins Libby at her training centre to find out more about being diagnosed with a degenerative eye condition at age 9, her journey to becoming the positive role model she grew up without, the value of National Lottery funding as an athlete and how does it feel to compete in front of 80,000 people. And then her biggest challenge of all… becoming a mum. How does an elite athlete train when they are 38 weeks pregnant?

Libby also offers a glimpse of what it was like gliding to the finals of ITV's Dancing on Ice, as well as switching from paralympic sprinting to cycling.

With this many accolades to her name, what could be her proudest achievement? Listen to find out.

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