James Cracknell life story

15.01.2014. Funny how things happen. I mentioned yesterday that a family member was undergoing a massive brain operation, which in the end lasted 11 hours. Tonight, I switched on the TV and started to watch a programme on James Cracknell, the UK Olympian who 3 years ago endured an horrific accident that caused massive brain damage.

If you get the chance to see the programme, you should do so, as it is inspirational, not just in terms of what he has achieved after the accident but for his sheer focus on goals and challenges throughout his life. It provides a real insight into the mindset of a professional athlete, something that most of us can only just imagine, much less achieve.

I have no doubt whatsoever that he is alive today and appears to be enjoying life to the full again, because of this absolute focus and belief.