Monday, December 12, 2016

EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW | Sir Steve Redgrave: Winning Olympic gold with diabetes


Sir Steve Redgrave is one of Britain's greatest ever Olympians, winning five Olympic gold medals in rowing. What is less well known is that he was diagnosed with diabetes three years before the Sydney 2000 Olympics where he won his final gold. At Partnerships in Clinical Trials Europe in Vienna, we interviewed him about his experience of living and competing with the condition.

'I was thinking my GP was going to say: "your rowing career is over, you can't compete again internationally"...but he said to me: "I see don't see why you can't compete in three years' time". That was the point that I thought that hasn't given me an excuse to give up, we'll give it a go. I came up with a slogan at that point - "diabetes has to live with me, not me live with diabetes".'

Watch the full interview above.




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