9 episodes

The Olympic Games are where dreams come true... legends are born... history made.

European Athletics' Peter Sanderson has spent years tracking the continent's brightest track and field athletes up close and personal as they matured to reach Tokyo 2020.

Now the delayed Olympics are upon us, we finally get to hear their personal stories on the road to glory, featuring Mondo Duplantis, Sandra Perkovic, Jakob Ingebrigtsen, Nafi Thiam, Malaika Mihambo and many more.

Track + Field is the narrative podcast that tells the full and authentic story of the road to success in athletics.

A HWY61 production for European Athletics

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The Olympic Games are where dreams come true... legends are born... history made.

European Athletics' Peter Sanderson has spent years tracking the continent's brightest track and field athletes up close and personal as they matured to reach Tokyo 2020.

Now the delayed Olympics are upon us, we finally get to hear their personal stories on the road to glory, featuring Mondo Duplantis, Sandra Perkovic, Jakob Ingebrigtsen, Nafi Thiam, Malaika Mihambo and many more.

Track + Field is the narrative podcast that tells the full and authentic story of the road to success in athletics.

A HWY61 production for European Athletics

    Jake Wightman

    Jake Wightman

    Known as a master tactician of middle distance running, Jake Wightman is a man who comes steeped in athletics tradition and culture. He's watched the Olympics from afar, even been a fan in the stadium... and now he's in Tokyo to finally get his shot at Olympic gold.

    This is his story, told in his words.

    • 18 min
    Liemarvin Bonevacia

    Liemarvin Bonevacia

    From the small Caribbean island of Curacao to the Olympic Games, Liemarvin Bonevacia's story is one that shows every underdog can have their day.

    Liemarvin was a late adopter of track and field, training on the single athletics in Curacao before earning a scholarship to move overseas and start building his career.

    The Olympics was Liemarvin's dream. He's worked hard, sacrificed and dedicated himself to achieving it... and now he's living it!

    This is his story, told in his words.

    • 16 min
    Nafi Thiam

    Nafi Thiam

    Belgium's Nafi Thiam was just 21 years old when she took Olympic gold in the heptathlon in 2016. She's since gone on to become world and European champion, dominating her sport.

    To the concern of her rivals, Thiam says she's only now entering her peak. So can she go all the way at the delayed Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games? Can she becoem the first heptathlete to defend her Olympic crown since 1992?

    From competing to win pots of jam to gold medals, this is her story, told in her words.

    • 18 min
    Karsten Warholm

    Karsten Warholm

    From his first race around his local town hall in jeans and an over-sized t-shirt, Karsten Warholm has come a long way to breaking the 400m hurdles world record.

    From the tracks of Norway to the Land of the Rising Sun in Tokyo, Japan for the 2020 Olympic Games, can he make another mark on history?

    This is his story, told in his words.

    • 20 min
    Malaika Mihambo

    Malaika Mihambo

    How do you shut out the voices of 60,000 athletics fans when you are chasing a gold medal? Malaika Mihambo has the answer... she meditates!

    It's the process that has helped deliver the talented German a European and world crown in long jump. And now she's chasing Olympic gold at Tokyo 2020.

    With the whole world watching, can she succeed on the biggest stage?

    This is her story, told in her words.

    • 25 min
    Jakob Ingebrigtsen

    Jakob Ingebrigtsen

    At just 17 Jakob Ingebrigtsen was a European champion, taking gold at the Berlin 2018 European Championships.

    The Norwegian sensation has gone on to be a leading figure in middle distance running ever since and now, along with brothers Filip and Henrik, is chasing glory at the Olympic Games in Tokyo.

    How did this youngster discover his talent at a such young age? Is it Norwegian nature or nuture that has delivered him to the very top?

    This is his story, told in his words.

    • 23 min

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