Episode #80 with Greta Streimikyte - Paralympian and 1500m track and field athlete


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Today we spoke to Greta Streimikyte - a visually impaired Irish paralympic athlete who competes in the 1500m in track and field, and who has won gold in the European Championships, and competed at the Rio olympics. Greta moved to Ireland in 2010 from Lithuania and has been an Irish citizen since 2015. Hear the remarkable story about when running became 'the thing' for Greta, what she thinks about when she runs, and just before the race starts. We talk about preparation and her having to adapt her training over the last 6 months due to covid-19. Greta sheds light on her role with "Dare to Believe", where she is part of a group of Olympic and Paralympic Ambassadors who aspire to inspire the young people of Ireland to “Dare to Believe” in themselves, the Olympic Values and Team Ireland. High performance is a lifestyle choice and Greta helps us understand this at a deeper level - Thanks for joining us on our show!