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Getting There

Duration: 06:32

Getting There, written and sung by Boo Hewerdine, asks what makes an Olympic Athlete? Hear how hard work, dedication and sacrifice work alongside talent to make the best sportsperson.

Munich’s darling Olga Korbut, US swimmers Lenny Krayzelburg and John Naber and Israeli sailor Vered Bouskila, who is aiming for gold in London, explain how their gruelling training routines often overshadowed their lives but the possibility of a gold medal always pushed them further.

Available since: Mon 23 Jul 2012

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Performer
Boo Hewerdine

This clip is from

The Ballads of the Games Going for Gold

4/6 The pursuit of the ultimate prize - Olympic gold - is explored in words and original song.

First broadcast: 23 Jul 2012

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