Libby’s Lon­don lead-up is not all fun and games

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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.

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