Her latest record-breaking feat enhances, still further, her status as one of Britain’s greatest ever sporting icons – she excelled at rowing before switching sports and becoming even more dominant. But she’s also the mother of two young children and, in more recent times, become South Yorkshire’s active travel commissioner.
And this region can count itself fortunate to have the services of such an inspirational ambassador who leads by example in all that she does – and who is already making a difference in her day job as she promotes walking, cycling and her love of the great outdoors to people of all ages and abilities.
It is why Dame Sarah is a role model and leader like no other.
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