Podcast: Alexi Pappas on mental health, marathons, and mentors

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Alexi Pappas an award-winning filmmaker and author who also is aiming to run the marathon at Tokyo 2020 for Greece. Since becoming the Olympian and breaking the Greek national record in the 10,000m at Rio 2016, she became clinically depressed. She speaks to the Olympic Channel Podcast about what worked for her mental health, an idea for how to improve marathon events, and why it's never too late to find a mentor.

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What is the Olympic Channel Podcast?

A sport podcast, hosted by Ed Knowles, each episode of the Olympic Channel Podcast aims to inspire and motivate you with interviews from the world's best athletes. Discover the workouts and mentality it takes to succeed in one of the planet's toughest tests: the Olympic Games. Whether it's wrestling, swimming, figure skating, weightlifting, or gymnastics - this sports podcast will have you living your best life in no time. Past guests include four-time Olympic gold medallist Simone Biles, Olympic champion wrestler Jordan Burroughs, world champion sprinter Dina Asher-Smith, and double Olympic champion cyclist Kristina Vogel.