Backstraight Boys (& Girl) Athletics Chat

Footie, Fourths, and Fabulous Four-by-Ones: Adam Gemili Interview Special

April 10, 2020 Backstraight Boys (& Girl) Season 1 Episode 61
Backstraight Boys (& Girl) Athletics Chat
Footie, Fourths, and Fabulous Four-by-Ones: Adam Gemili Interview Special
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Backstraight Boys (& Girl) Athletics Chat
Footie, Fourths, and Fabulous Four-by-Ones: Adam Gemili Interview Special
Apr 10, 2020 Season 1 Episode 61
Backstraight Boys (& Girl)

Adam Gemili likes to break records. When he produced a dazzling 9.97 in 2015, he became the first British athlete to dip below the two hallowed barriers of men's sprinting. When he scorched past several of his competitors down the back straight of the Olympic Stadium in the 2017 4x100 final, he helped Great Britain to their first ever global title, and a whopping national record. When his funding was reduced to that of a relay athlete only, he marked his return to form with a championship record at the 2019 British Champs.

We reckon you'll love this interview special, which is with a bona fide world class athlete and proper fan favourite: a hugely talented sprinter who's been bringing smiles to spectators since he burst onto the scene in 2012, having switched from football to the track just that season.

It's not all been sunshine and rainbows, however: Gemili has endured his fair share of disappointment - from recurrent injury troubles to agonising 4th-place finishes at both the Rio Olympics and last year's World Championships. His tearful mixed zone interview after the latter broke hearts nationwide, and he's open about his burning desire to start to clinch individual medals on the global stage.

We talk about all of the above, plus - and this is perhaps the most important question of them all: is there any substance to the viral 'FOOTBALLER RUNS FASTER THAN CHRISTIAN COLEMAN' videos driving track and field fans nuts every few months? If anyone can set the record straight - it's Gemili.

If you enjoy this episode (and we think you will), why not let us know? You can leave us a review via your podcast provider, tweet us (@Claire_GThomas and @BackstraightB), or say 'hi' on Instagram (@BackstraightBoysPodcast).

Stay safe, and thanks for listening. We think you're all brilliant.

Show Notes

Adam Gemili likes to break records. When he produced a dazzling 9.97 in 2015, he became the first British athlete to dip below the two hallowed barriers of men's sprinting. When he scorched past several of his competitors down the back straight of the Olympic Stadium in the 2017 4x100 final, he helped Great Britain to their first ever global title, and a whopping national record. When his funding was reduced to that of a relay athlete only, he marked his return to form with a championship record at the 2019 British Champs.

We reckon you'll love this interview special, which is with a bona fide world class athlete and proper fan favourite: a hugely talented sprinter who's been bringing smiles to spectators since he burst onto the scene in 2012, having switched from football to the track just that season.

It's not all been sunshine and rainbows, however: Gemili has endured his fair share of disappointment - from recurrent injury troubles to agonising 4th-place finishes at both the Rio Olympics and last year's World Championships. His tearful mixed zone interview after the latter broke hearts nationwide, and he's open about his burning desire to start to clinch individual medals on the global stage.

We talk about all of the above, plus - and this is perhaps the most important question of them all: is there any substance to the viral 'FOOTBALLER RUNS FASTER THAN CHRISTIAN COLEMAN' videos driving track and field fans nuts every few months? If anyone can set the record straight - it's Gemili.

If you enjoy this episode (and we think you will), why not let us know? You can leave us a review via your podcast provider, tweet us (@Claire_GThomas and @BackstraightB), or say 'hi' on Instagram (@BackstraightBoysPodcast).

Stay safe, and thanks for listening. We think you're all brilliant.