Entries by Ed Gibbins

Usain Bolt – Rewire Hero of the Week

“Learning the mind is as important as understanding the body.” Usain Bolt Usain Bolt has been dubbed the fastest man on earth and the greatest sprinter of all time. He was born on 21 August 1986 in Sherwood Content, a small town in Jamaica where his parents ran the local grocery store. As a child Bolt spent his time […]

Terry Fox – Rewire Hero of the Week

“I want to try the impossible to show it can be done.” Terry Fox Terry Fox was born in Winnipeg, Canada in 1958. Terry wasn’t a naturally gifted sportsman but at both school and university he was successful in sport as a result of determination and hard work. He believed that the key to his […]

Gertrude Ederle – Rewire Hero of the Week

“When somebody tells me I cannot do something, that’s when I do it.” Gertrude Ederle In 1926, Gertrude Ederle braved the rough conditions of the Atlantic Ocean to become the first woman to cross the English Channel. If not impressive enough, despite incredibly harsh conditions, Ederle also broke the all-time record by over two hours […]

Jim Thorpe – Rewire Hero of the Week

They just keep coming. But that’s what keeps me going. Jim Thorpe Jim Thorpe is considered one of the most all-round athletes of modern sports, competing in the Olympics and playing professional football, baseball and basketball. Thorpe was a member of the Sac and Fox Nation and was the first indigenous American to win a […]