Few people know the trials and tribulations of being an aspiring athlete like Paralympic, world and European gold medallist - and former world record holder - Danny Crates. After a car accident in Australia during 1994, Essex-born Danny decided to take up athletics. Danny faced several challenges during his historic career, including a switch from 400m to his favoured 800m, injuries, and dealing with the pressure of a major Games.
Stood on the summit of the Gold Coast podium holding the St George’s Cross aloft, speedster Reuben Arthur has no doubt about what makes Team England so special. And with the clock to next summer’s hotly-anticipated Commonwealth Games in Birmingham rapidly ticking, the reigning 4x100m champion is urging the next generation of talent to grab that opportunity with both hands. Reuben, 25, captured gold medal glory for Team England in Australia three years ago as he, Richard Kilty, Zharnel Hughes and Harry Aikines-Aryeetey proved too hot to handle.