Amy-Eloise Markovc: Unlocking her ‘untapped potential’

Jan 24, 2023, 06:00 PM

British Olympic runner Amy-Eloise Markovc has plenty to be proud of over the last two years of her career.

The 27-year-old became European indoor champion for the 3000m back in 2021, made her Olympic debut in Tokyo, came fourth in the 5000m at the 2022 Commonwealth Games and she also broke the British two mile record in 2021 too.

That’s just a brief list of some of her achievements – there’s many more – and while Amy is understandably proud of her accomplishments, in what she calls a crazy last two years, there’s still a nagging sense of that untapped potential.

It’s something many athletes can relate to, the never-ending quest to consistently reach your maximum.

With 2023 now here it’s something Amy will continue to strive for as she looks to make even more progress in her athletics journey.

In this SportSpiel podcast interview Amy talks about her mission to try and unlock that potential – something that is easier said than done – with so much of it based on training and coaching changes as well as learning to protect her own mental energy – a tough balancing act.

Amy also shares a mad episode in her life where she almost didn’t qualify for the Olympics thanks to some cones, it’s a story takes some sinking in!

We also explore the progression and potential of women’s sport and why greater research is needed into periods.


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Image: Team GB and Sam Mellish (with thanks to Team GB)

Music: Otis McDonald