The Power of Belief

Kelly Sotherton makes her bid for Olympic gold at the Heptathlon starting this Saturday. If positive thinking is anything to go by she is going to bring home the gold for team GB.

Nike interviewed Kelly about a month before the big event, nothing too unusual about that except this time she was connected to a lie detector to have her ultimate self-belief tested. Here’s the Nike promoted video, explaining the test:


Pretty convincing I think, the full test can be seen here, it’s worth watching just to see how to answer the question “do you ever hope one of your opponents chokes?”

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5 comments

  1. Watching the Beijing affairs from the web as holidaying in florida – you are providing more GB gossip than NBC news! Keep it going! We are however experts on the swimming skills of Mr Phelps though – could he give you wetsuit tips?!

  2. I certainly hope so, I’m currently equating two hours Olympic viewing with about 50 lengths in the pool. So far that’s the only swim training I’m getting.

    Kelly is currently in 5th with 2 events to go.

  3. I thought they were just supposed to give yes/no answers. And what was the result?

    Stealing money out of her mom’s purse? Sounds like a bit of a weasel to me. I bet she’s a drug cheat 🙂

  4. Hi Warrior Woman,

    I came across your blog when I googled for reviews of the Garmin Forerunner 405. Then I read the background to your blog and your story is truly inspiring. Well done for losing so much weight.

    As for me, I’ve been running for about 2 years, and would consider myself to be intermediate. My longest race so far has been 10k (PB 57′). I’m training for a half-marathon in October, as a challenge to push myself and I’m hoping that tracking my progress on a Garmin would help.

    Anyway, glad I found your blog and look forward to reading more about your training.

    s

  5. Hi Sarah
    Sounds like you are doing pretty well, the 10k barrier is a tough one to crack psychologically though. No doubt the GPS gadget will give you some incentive to extend your usual training routes.

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