This is ‘All About’ from 5 Live Sport – a podcast where some of the biggest names in sport tell us their stories.
The Martin Johnson one
54:33On the latest All About podcast, Mark Chapman is in discussion with England Rugby Union World Cup winning captain Martin Johnson. They discuss the historic 2003 success, Johnson's managerial inspiration and his World Cup emotions 02:00 Johnson's presence 04:05 Turning professional 11:30 Team success 16:00 The complex nature of rugby 21:00 Union versus League 25:30 Coaching education 30:00 Being the best 34:00 Physicality of the game 43:00 World Cup emotions
The Michael Johnson one
40:34Sprint legend Michael Johnson joins Katharine Merry and Allison Curbishley on the podcast to discuss his many career highlights that have included winning eight world titles and four Olympic gold medals. The American chooses as his 'gold medal achievement' his sensational 200m and 400m double at his home Olympic Games in Atlanta in 1996. It wasn't easy to find a 'wooden spoon moment' but Johnson explains that he still holds some regret about losing a race at high school. 03:35 Bronze medal achievement 10:00 His favourite distance to run 13:18 Best achievement by another athlete 16:40 Silver medal achievement 25:38 Wooden spoon moment 27:30 Gold medal achievement
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The Steve Backley one
35:52In this episode Steve Backley reflects on the greatest moments of his career as a javelin thrower. He talks about being a world record breaker on three occasions and winning Silver at the Sydney Olympics in 2000. He discusses his famous rivalry with Jan Železný and how they pushed eachother to achieve their best. Plus, what’s the strangest object Steve Backley has ever been asked to throw? 04:20 - Bronze medal achievement 10:00 - Best achievement by other athlete 20:15 - Silver medal achievement 23:25 - Wooden spoon moment 27:20 - Gold medal achievement
The Colin Jackson One
42:26Former World Champion, World Record holder, and Olympic silver medallist Colin Jackson is the latest legend to join the pod and sit down with Katharine Merry and Allison Curbishley. Colin reminisces about winning the world title in 1999 in Seville shortly after the death of a training partner, winding sprinters up by winning the 60m flat in Paris, and a jet ski fiasco with Linford Christie and John Regis. Timecodes 04:17 – Bronze medal performance 18:36 – Silver medal performance 26:49 – Wooden spoon moment 36:51 – Gold medal performance
The Dame Jessica Ennis-Hill One
34:59Dame Jessica Ennis-Hill is the latest athlete to discuss the most memorable moments from her career and she looks at some of the highlights in the sport that stand out for her. She reminisces on watching a remarkable world record breaking run from Usain Bolt in 2009 and having an unlikely fan in Denzel Washington. Ennis-Hill also talks about returning to compete as a mum and how that impacted her Olympic performance in 2014 and reflects on her gold medal win on Super Saturday at London 2012. 02:50 Bronze medal achievement 07:10 Best achievement by other athlete 11:40 Silver medal achievement 18:10 Wooden spoon moment 22:45 Gold medal achievement
The Paula Radcliffe One
40:07In the next episode, Paula Radcliffe relives some of the greatest moments in her career on the track, on the road and cross country. She looks back on the moment that Ingrid Kristiansen set the marathon world record and discusses her heartbreak at the 2004 Athens Olympics. Radcliffe also reflects on happier times with setting the world record at the London Marathon in 2003 and she also discusses the personal significance of the number 17. 04:00 Bronze medal achievement 07:00 Best achievement by other athlete 12:05 Silver medal achievement 16:05 Wooden spoon moment 22:50 Gold medal achievement
The Dame Denise Lewis one
38:17In this latest episode the spotlight falls on Dame Denise Lewis as she shares her experience of claiming Gold in 2000 Sydney Olympics, seeing the Commonwealth games come home to Birmingham and her journey to the top of the sport. She also details how her life changed following global success. TOPICS 02:10 Bronze medal achievement 09:30 Best achievement by other athlete 13:30 Silver medal achievement 23:40 Wooden spoon moment 27:10 Gold medal moment
The Steve Cram one
44:55On the first episode of the All About: Athletics podcast, Steve Cram takes centre stage to talk about his medal laden career in the 800 and 1500 metres. Hear the former World, European and Commonwealth champion discuss his love for Oslo, his admiration of Usain Bolt and his greatest achievement. Cram also relives his most embarrassing moment, including an almost ‘royally’ awkward situation at the 1986 Commonwealth Games in Edinburgh. TOPICS 04:00 Bronze medal achievement 09:20 Best achievement by other athlete 11:30 Silver medal achievement 22:30 Wooden spoon moment 30:10 Gold medal moment
32:53Eleanor Oldroyd speaks to Pakistan great Wasim Akram about his highs and lows with the national team, from winning the World Cup in 1992 to those match fixing allegations. Plus he reflects on his time at Lancashire and how he dealt with family tragedy and cocaine addiction.
56:27Join Mark Chapman for a riveting conversation with one of the world’s most feared fast bowlers who became one of cricket’s most authoritative voices in a commentary career that spanned three decades. Michael Holding discusses life growing up in Jamaica, playing in a brutal era of Test cricket, beating England 5-0 in 1984, commentating as the spot-fixing scandal unfolded, fighting against racism, and the future of cricket.