Ever wondered what being a British Athlete and a contemporary dancer have in common? In this episode of the Super Humans podcast Rambert dancer Conor Kerrigan and Olympian Jodie Williams discover a surprising number of similarities in their disciplines and what inspires and drives them.
Jodie also shares what its like to compete in front of millions of people and how she mentally prepares for a race.
Jodie is a 200m British Olympian. After a hugely successful juniors career where she had a five-year-long unbeaten streak of 151 races, she made the transition into seniors and obtained her first senior medal at the 2014 Commonwealth Games representing England. In 2019, Jodie became British champion for the second time after winning the 200 metres event at the 2019 British Athletics Championships.
Always one to talk about the two sides of herself - the "athlete" and "me" - Jodie does not let her athletics career define who her is. In her own words "Track is what I do but it does not define me, I am #MoreThanJustAnAthlete.”
Conor Kerrigan by Camilla Greenwell