Between November 2020 and June 2021, I undertook 23 interviews with 24 athletes from 10 different sports. Three were with people I had met before, the majority of the others came from introductions or via friends of friends (of friends) and a few were arranged following responses to e-mails I had sent. Each "interview" lasted roughly an hour and the articles that followed took roughly five hours to complete - 23 lots of six hours ... I'll let you do the maths, but it was time well spent to be able to share so many fascinating and inspiring stories. Quite simply, I am hoping to get the chance to thank in person some of those who got involved - geography is usually a major stumbling block with something like this, but the goal is to find a way of thanking at least five for their time, their kindness, openness and honesty.