A European Champion triple jumper who is targeting success in next summer's Tokyo Olympics says he nearly quit the sport earlier this year.
Over the summer, Ben Williams, from Stoke-on-Trent, smashed his previous personal best to win at the the European Team Championships.
But the 27-year-old told BBC Radio Stoke, after struggling with injuries and having surgery last year, he wasn't sure in February if he wanted to keep jumping.
"It was coming back from injury, it was a difficult time," he said, "I wasn't able to jump and do what I wanted in training, there seemed no light at the end of the tunnel."
However he told BBC Radio Stoke's Robin Grey, his friends and family "motivated me to get in the gym and that's what I needed at the time."