On Sunday a new Channel 4 documentary will tell the story of some of Britain’s elite disabled athletes.
Inside Incredible Athletes airs two years to the day before the Paralympic 2012 Games begin and examines how the athletes excel in their field from both a personal and a scientific perspective.
Athletes profiled by the 90-minute special include blind football player David Clarke who has over 100 caps for England/GB and has scored over 100 goals, wheelchair rugby players Mandip Sehmi and Steve Brown who have reached staggering levels of fitness despite being paralysed from the chest down and Sprinter and long-jumper Stefanie Reid who reveals how she can run the 100m in 14.34 seconds with her lower-leg prosthetic.
The in-depth profiles of the individual athletes literally get under their skin using scientific tests and state-of-the-art scanning technology to create ‘biomechanical portraits’. The technique allows viewers to see inside these world-class athletes, revealing for the first time the inside story of these incredible humans and how they have achieved sporting excellence.
Inside Incredible Athletes, Sunday at 9pm. www.channel4.com