‘I thought I was crazy’: cyclist’s painful endo battle
World Cup cycling champion Kirstie Klingenberg talks about the endometriosis diagnosis that changed her life, and her work to help other female athletes with the insidious disease.
Swift freestyler following Olympian mum
With an Olympic swimming medallist as her mum, Eve Thomas has no shortage of inspiration driving her to swim for NZ at the Tokyo Olympics.
Beach volleyball star’s risk on rugby pays off
Leaping from volleyball spikes to rugby line-outs, Kelsie Wills is primed for her second season in the Farah Palmer Cup - and a chance to slip on the black jersey.
Where is she now? Anna Simcic
Our golden girl of swimming in the 1990s, Anna Simcic had moments of elation and regret in her career, but now she’s passing on her wisdom to the next generation of top Kiwi athletes.
Black Stick finds solace in green grass of home
Gutted not to be at the Olympics, Black Stick Megan Hull returned home to the paddocks of Pongaroa - and rediscovered the joy of grassroots hockey.
Buscomb tracks down stellar runners on her doorstep
New Zealand is far from where Olympic running contender Camille Buscomb expected to be right now - but she hasn’t missed a beat, finding top running partners to keep her on track for the Tokyo Games in a year’s time.
Kiwi paddler follows her mended heart
In this week’s Extra Time, Barry Guy speaks to Olympic kayak hopeful Alice Hoskin on the heart problem that threatened her career, and her life.
Olympic swim legend Jean Hurring’s final lap
The only Kiwi woman to win an Olympic swimming medal, Jean Hurring was gentle and generous, teaching countless New Zealanders to swim - but she had a determined streak.
Where is she now? Belinda Cordwell
Belinda Cordwell remains NZ’s highest-ranked singles tennis player, having climbed to No.17 in the world. But today you’ll find her chasing sheep rather than a fuzzy green ball.