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How do sportspeople develop into elite athletes? Each week RTÉ Sport’s Marie Crowe speaks to a sporting icon, tracing their journey from childhood in the hope of finding out how they became heroes.

We Become Heroes RTÉ

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    • 4.9 • 7 Ratings

How do sportspeople develop into elite athletes? Each week RTÉ Sport’s Marie Crowe speaks to a sporting icon, tracing their journey from childhood in the hope of finding out how they became heroes.

    We Become Heroes: Paul Flynn

    We Become Heroes: Paul Flynn

    How do sportspeople develop into elite athletes? Each week RTÉ Sport’s Marie Crowe speaks to a sporting icon, tracing their journey from childhood in the hope of finding out how they became heroes. This week, it's former Dublin footballer Paul Flynn.

    • 46 min
    Lynne Cantwell on the struggle for equal opportunity

    Lynne Cantwell on the struggle for equal opportunity

    Former Ireland captain and most-capped women's international Lynne Cantwell tells Marie Crowe about her rugby journey and how she hopes things will be different for the next generation.

    • 40 min
    Paidí Maher on the changing shape of hurlers

    Paidí Maher on the changing shape of hurlers

    Marked out as a star from his teenage years, Tipperary and Thurles Sarsfields half-back Paidí Maher has developed into one of the best defenders of his generation. Here he chats to Marie Crowe about how he fell in love with hurling, marking the game's best players and how inter-county hurlers have changed shape repeatedly in recent years.

    • 42 min
    CJ Stander on doing a job and doing it well

    CJ Stander on doing a job and doing it well

    From a farm in George, South Africa to starring for Munster and Ireland - CJ Stander's career is a testament to hard work and determination. He chats to Marie Crowe about dealing with rejection, bouncing back from injury, how his mother made sure he never backed down from a challenge and the right and wrong way to gain 10kg in weight.

    • 35 min
    Sonia O'Sullivan tracks her career from Cobh to the Olympics

    Sonia O'Sullivan tracks her career from Cobh to the Olympics

    In the first episode of a new series, Marie Crowe chats to Sonia O'Sullivan about her development as an athlete, how she became one of the best middle distance runners in the world and how she coped with setbacks.

    • 48 min
    We Become Heroes: Coming Soon

    We Become Heroes: Coming Soon

    How do sportspeople develop into elite athletes? Each week RTÉ Sport’s Marie Crowe speaks to a sporting icon, tracing their journey from childhood in the hope of finding out how they became heroes.

    • 41 sec

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