These elite athletes need to have skills that help them perform under immense pressures, but similar traits can exist in people from all walks of life.
John McGuinness is a professional motorcycle racer and multiple winner of the prestigious Isle of Man TT race. As a motorcycle road racer from the age of 18, McGuinness has achieved numerous successes throughout his career including 21 Isle of Man TT race victories, all on Dunlop tyres. He also holds the individual record for the fastest ever average lap speed in the TT Zero category, at 117 mph.
Leo Houlding is a British rock climber and widely considered as one of the best speed climbers of all time. Houlding was only ten years old when he took up the sport and became the first Briton to free climb El Capitan in Yosemite Valley, CA. He has also appeared in Top Gear and in 2009 led a team of climbers to Mount Asgard, Canada, resulting in the 2010 film The Asgard Project.
Amy Williams is a former Team GB skeleton racer and Olympic gold medalist. Williams found her path after converting to skeleton racing from running after she discovered the sport at university, which led her to becoming the first British individual gold medalist at a Winter Olympics in 30 years, when she triumphed in Vancouver in 2010. She is now a Team GB ambassador and a presenter on The Gadget Show.
Sam Bird is a professional racing driver who has previously raced in Formula Three, Formula BMW and the GP2 series amongst many others. He now drives for GDrive Racing in the FIA World Endurance Championship.
Alexander Polli is a BASE jumper and wingsuit artist and became the first individual to successfully strike a wingsuit target in 2012. He has become a Youtube sensation and his 2013 bat cave video has amassed over 12 million views.