As a boat bound for Greece, filled with passengers attempting to flee war-torn Syria starting sinking - those on board feared the worst. But, over the course of three and a half monumental hours, Yusra Mardini and her sister Sara achieved the unthinkable as they jumped into the Aegean Sea and swam, guiding the boat to safety.
Rob Pope speaks to this true superhuman as she explains and relives the terrifying ordeal. From arriving in Turkey and finding smugglers to facilitate their journey, to the four days spent waiting at the coast without food, shelter or water, to the devastating moment the boat's engine cut out just 20 minutes after leaving shore, Yusra shares every detail of the fateful crossing.
Mercifully, Yusra's decision paid off – not only helping her find the peace she was so desperately searching for, but pursue her passion in a way she may never have thought possible...
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Cross-country skier Veronica Mayerhofer is a Mental Performance Specialist at the Red Bull Athlete Performance Centre in Austria. In this episode, she analyses the responses from this season’s superhuman guests.
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When endurance athlete Aron Anderson won 2017’s Wings for Life World Run, he raced an incredible 90km. The Swede talks Rob through his amazing sporting CV: he’s competed in four Paralympic Games in three different sports, swum from Sweden to Finland, climbed Kilimanjaro and skied to the South...