Dwain Chambers, one of the fastest sprinters on the planet became infamous overnight when he tested positive for a banned substance. He talks frankly to Jim Rice at the Lee Valley Athletics Centre in London about his career, mistakes he has made and the lessons learnt.
Part 1 - Dwain Chambers on the early days
He is now able to speak from a position of experience to young athletes who might be tempted to take so called performance enhancing drugs in the future.
Interview by Jim Rice
Dwain's new book is out on the 2nd March for more information visit www.dwain-chambers.com
Part 2 - About sports injuries
Dwain talks about an early hamstring injury, how it effected him, how his routine had to change and how a positive mental attitude has been an essential part of recovery. He managed to train in some way even through injuries even if it wasnt at 100%. He talks about how the rest enabled him to come back even stronger after injury.
Part 3 - Dwain Chambers talks about drugs and his new book
Dwain talks about the last two years, how it turned his life upside down and the lessons learned which he hopes to pass onto others. He discusses frankly how he felt when the positive test came through, the disappointment and how it turned his world upside down.
Facing loss of respect from friends and fierce crtisism in the press he talks about how is determination got him back into athletics, how the birth of his first child helped and how he 'got the buzz' back.
Part 5 - The Olympic 100m Final and the Future
We all know where we were when 'That Race' was run which saw Usain Bolt destroy the 100m World Record, but where was Dwain, what was he thinking and how has he reacted to missing out on the greatest 100m race in history?
He talks openly about the Olympics and how he felt watching as a spectator and how it gave him back the hunger and belief that he can still compete beat the very best in the world. Dwain looks to the future and peaking at the right time understanding the importance of medals over records.
He states the importance of setting goals and sticking at it until the destination is reached.