Run With It – An Olympic Depression, Jack Green

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Team GB Olympic Athlete

When 20-year old Jack Green stumbled over a hurdle during the 2012 London Olympics, his dream and his mind exploded. ‘I couldn’t do one run without feeling awful.’ Green descended into depression, contemplating suicide. During an 18-month break he learned to control his self-destructive perfectionism. ‘I never fell out of love with the sport,’ says Green, who is now back on the Olympic track. ‘I am a runner. I have depression, I still believe I can be the best in the world.’

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    Thank you so much for this honest raw interview, so inspiring and eye opening

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