Richard Cooke
is a journalist and writer for television. He is The Saturday Paper's sports editor.

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Sport October 24, 2015

Going the distance: Lisa Weightman, 36, marathon runner

Melbourne Half Marathon winner Lisa Weightman on her campaign for Rio.

Sport October 17, 2015

From the sidelines: Tony Popovic, 42, soccer coach

As head coach of AFC Champions League winners Western Sydney Wanderers, Tony Popovic knows what it’s like to taste success.

Sport October 03, 2015

Marathon man: Kurt Fearnley, 34, wheelchair athlete

Champion wheelchair athlete Kurt Fearnley on turning a disability into a strength.

Sport September 26, 2015

Defence department: Lee Spurr, 28, Australian rules footballer

Late-bloomer Lee Spurr on hitting his straps with the Fremantle Dockers.

Sport September 12, 2015

Hoop dreams: Michelle Payne, 29, jockey

Michelle Payne on the hectic, focused life of a champion jockey.

Sport September 05, 2015

Iron maiden: Courtney Hancock, 26, iron woman

The three-time Nutri-Grain IronWoman champion talks about life on – and under – the waves.

Basketball August 22, 2015

Hello, Delly! Matthew Dellavedova, 24, basketballer

The 2015 NBA Champion on the physicality of the Australian game.

Sport August 15, 2015

Diamond life: Erin Bell, 28, netballer

Goal attack Erin Bell prepares to put her body on the line for netball’s World Cup.

Sport August 08, 2015

In it for kicks: Bernard Foley, 25, rugby player

Ahead of the Bledisloe Cup, Wallaby Bernard Foley talks about the challenge of facing the mighty All Blacks.