Push it to the limit

Those who have added a sporting dimension to their lives say it's necessary to conquer your reservations, something anyone can do, write Heather Irvine and Roisin Finlay.

18th August, 2012
Gary Motyer, mountaineer, in Greenland.

We all know the types: they climb mountains, run marathons and swim seas, while still holding down full-time jobs.

Many of them also have families. These are the folk that generally make you feel tired on a Monday morning when you hear about their weekend antics. They also make many of us feel more than a little bit jealous.

So what's their secret and what makes them tick? Are these people with boundless energy super...

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