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From Red Bull, meet the people pushing the boundaries of sport, adventure, gaming, culture and more. With interviews, discussions and immersive long reads, this is Beyond the Ordinary. Listen to all episodes and discover more about Beyond the Ordinary at redbull.com/BeyondTheOrdinary

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From Red Bull, meet the people pushing the boundaries of sport, adventure, gaming, culture and more. With interviews, discussions and immersive long reads, this is Beyond the Ordinary. Listen to all episodes and discover more about Beyond the Ordinary at redbull.com/BeyondTheOrdinary

    How her love of basketball took Nadine Selaawi from Egypt to the US – and back

    How her love of basketball took Nadine Selaawi from Egypt to the US – and back

    Meet basketball player Nadine Selaawi, the teenage schoolgirl from Egypt who challenged cultural expectations and went to the USA to follow her dreams. Inspired by her family, Nadine became a record-breaking athlete at college, and now she's preparing for the Red Bull Half Court World Final back home in Cairo.

    This is a long read taken from Red Bull.com. Read this article at https://www.redbull.com/int-en/nadine-selaawi-egyptian-basketball-profile

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    • 12 min
    Hannah Schmitz: Oracle Red Bull Racing's trailblazing Principle Strategy Engineer

    Hannah Schmitz: Oracle Red Bull Racing's trailblazing Principle Strategy Engineer

    Meet Principal Strategy Engineer Hannah Schmitz – part of the team making real-time race-winning decisions for Oracle Red Bull Racing. Hannah has been working with the team since joining as an intern in 2009. Together with Head of Race Strategy Will Courtenay and a skilled team, it’s their split-second strategy brilliance that was a large contributor towards Max Verstappen claiming his first FIA Formula One World Championship title in 2021.

    We sat down with Hannah to find out more about how her and the team make their race-defining decisions.

    This is a long read taken from Red Bull.com. Read this article at https://www.redbull.com/int-en/hannah-schmitz-oracle-red-bull-racing-strategist

    Discover more about Beyond the Ordinary and find every episode at redbull.com/beyondtheordinary.

    • 12 min
    Nims Purja: The Nepalese mountaineer who breaks boundaries for a living

    Nims Purja: The Nepalese mountaineer who breaks boundaries for a living

    Nepal-born Nirmal ‘Nims’ Purja is the first Gurkha to serve in the United Kingdom Special Forces. After 10 years of service he decided to give everything up to climb all the world’s 14 peaks over 8,000m in seven months – the last person who achieved the feat took seven years. Hear his story, in his own words, about his humble beginnings and his big dreams.

    This long read from RedBull.com is written and read by Josh Sampiero.

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    • 17 min
    Game Changers: Standing on the edge of a cliff to realise your dreams - Rhiannan Iffland

    Game Changers: Standing on the edge of a cliff to realise your dreams - Rhiannan Iffland

    Australian cliff diving sensation, Rhiannan “Rhi” Iffland has leapt from hot air balloons, helicopters and plunged into oceans all across the globe. 

    But even as a five time world series champion and two time FINA world champion, Rhi says she still experiences fear and sometimes it’s what keeps her safe. 

    Rhi began her cliff diving career with a stunning win. In her rookie year – 2016 – she won her first-ever competition as a wildcard entry into the Red Bull Cliff Diving World Series.

    Rhi was hailed as the 'Australian cliff diving sensation' – not only was she the youngest female diver ever to win an event, but she also scored podium places on all of her seven starts.

    These achievements are the fruits of the hard work of an athlete who's been practising their sport from early childhood – Rhi began diving at the age of nine and before that she was an avid acrobatic trampolinist

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    • 29 min
    Game Changers: An impossible choice - Jess Rich

    Game Changers: An impossible choice - Jess Rich

    Snowboarder and Olympian Jess Rich has had to contend with fear and push past her comfort zone throughout her career.

    Jess didn’t grow up in the snow and never dreamt that she’d one day compete in the winter Olympics. 

    Jess made her Olympic debut in the new Olympic discipline of women's snowboard Big Air at PyeongChang 2018.

    The Sydney-sider, who originally intended to compete in both slopestyle and Big Air, ruptured her ACL only one month before the Games and was forced to sit out of the snowboard slopestyle but was given medical clearance to compete in Big Air.  

    Jess was one place shy of qualifying for the final after placing 13th in the qualification runs at PyeongChang; however two clean runs was an impressive performance for the injury recovering Olympic debutant.  

    Jess placed seventh in slopestyle at her World Cup debut in 2015. In February 2016, she placed eighth in slopestyle at the Winter Olympic Test Event at Bokwang Park.

    Following her top-10 performances she signed her first professional contract with the Olympic Winter Institute of Australia.

    She broke into the top-10 an additional four times before she stepped up to the Olympic stage in February 2018. 

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    Episode five of Beyond the Ordinary : Game Changers dropping 1st March 2022

    • 34 min
    Game Changers: A devastating diagnosis which led to a life time of courage - Kelly Cartwright

    Game Changers: A devastating diagnosis which led to a life time of courage - Kelly Cartwright

    Paralympic gold medallist Kelly Cartwright embodies all the grit and determination.

    At the age of 15, after being diagnosed with a rare and aggressive form of cancer in her right knee, Kelly was forced to make a decision that would change the direction of her life.

    In November 2004, faced with the option of amputation or radical surgery to remove the cancer Kelly had her right leg amputated.

    ​ After a painstaking 3 months of rehabilitation, she was fitted with a prosthetic leg. Having learnt to walk again, and facing the reality that her netball career was over, she looked for a new direction.

    That direction was running.

    ​ With a growing passion for running, Kelly’s training intensified in pursuit of her next goal – to be the best above-knee amputee 100m sprinter in the world.

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    Episode four of Beyond the Ordinary : Game Changers dropping 22nd February 2022

    • 33 min

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