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Making it against the odds: Epilepsy and having 4 jobs - Beth Dobbin, Team GB Athletics
Episode 12314th July 2021 • Destination Tokyo • Mark Shardlow
00:00:00 00:15:06

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Beth Dobbin will run the 200m at the Tokyo Olympics for Team GB and she has quite a story to tell. As you'll hear Beth is absolutely thrilled to be going to the Olympics. Since she was a young girl, it's something she dreamed of. She well remembers Dame Kelly Holmes winning in Athens with her dad screaming at the TV. And then in 2012 she was obsessed, buying lots of memorabilia to fill her room.

But Beth's path has been far from easy. She feels she has made it against the odds and she doesn't know how it has happened. She has a history of epilepsy and had a serious seizure in her teens. She didn't really improve her times until she came off the medication she was on through her teenage years so consequently she won little as a junior.

Beth wasn't funded and she had multiple jobs to try to bring the money in whilst allow her to train as much as possible.

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