Libby’s London lead-up is not all fun and games
series Race to London follows six contenders, including swim star Libby Trickett, as they prepare to head to the London Olympics and Paralympics. In the first episode Trickett (pictured) talks about the excitement of competing. ‘‘Once you actually go to an Olympics it completely blows your mind,’’ she says. ‘‘I want to see people bursting out of their skins because they’ve just swum the race of their lives and I want to be a part of that.’’ Trickett is supported by husband Luke Trickett and coach Stephen Widmer, but reality hits home when training takes its toll. Her asthma returns and instead of getting faster she goes slower. The series also follows Australian sports stars Drew Ginn, Michael Klim, Ahmed Kelly, Grace Bowman and Ryley Batt.
Tuesday, 8pm, ABC1.