After graduating from St Mary’s University in London with a degree in sports science, Jonny Young became a certified personal trainer and elite sports performance coach. With a background in karate, boxing and athletics, this entrepreneur founded Fitness in Dubai and talks about wellbeing on Dubai Eye radio. Here, he speaks to EDGAR about the athletes who inspire him with their dedication and talent.
1 Roger Bannister
His achievements were revolutionary in both middle distance running but also in psychology. He was the first person to run a mile in under four minutes, which scientists said was impossible for a human being to do. What I love about Roger is that, although many sceptics thoughts his attempt was futile, he ignored those who doubted him and believed he was capable of achieving the impossible.