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Read more about sharing. The British men's eight boat - which won gold at the Rio Olympics - finished fifth at the European Championships in Glasgow Great Britain have a strong team in Plovdiv, Bulgaria for the World Championships, which run from September. Inspired to try rowing? Find out how to get into rowing with our special guide.

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Advertisement Cracknell won gold medals for rowing at the Olympic Games of and , so he was — and indeed still is — one hell of an oarsman.

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Like the cavalry charger responding to the whiff of cordite, the fascination of sinking your ego and your ambitions into a crew and moving a boat at speed across the water becomes irresistible.

He wants to lay down a serious academic qualification so that he can help the NHS in the best possible way. We can change our attitude to diet as we changed our attitude to smoking.

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He has a 2 hour 43 minute London marathon on his CV, and his knowledge of the complex mix of ingredients that makes a boat work has never left him. The crew has people from Poland, Australia, the United States and Britain: we all began with slightly different techniques and the challenge was to work together.

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They are missing out on the social side of being at university, having to get up very early to train. I have kids; early mornings are no shock to me.

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Harder, perhaps, was the mental side of the challenge. The sport has evolved, so I had to change with it.

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He is relishing the deep experience of belonging that comes from being part of a team — and a boat crew is more than most teams: its eight members, plus the cox, must seek to become one in a sense that you never find in any ball game.

And for me, I know that what I will always remember will be waking up on race day, thinking of the crew, knowing that their dreams are in your hands — and your dream is in theirs.

Cracknell has taken on two great youthful pursuits in maturity: to race, give all and win if you can, and also to set about making the world a better place.

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