Richard Cooke
is a contributing editor to The Monthly, and the Mumbrella Publish Award Columnist of the Year.

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Sport March 21, 2015

The finisher: James Faulkner, 24, cricketer

Cricket allrounder James Faulkner on closing out the big games.

Sport March 14, 2015

Making waves: Felicity Palmateer, 22, surfer

A love of the ocean led Felicity Palmateer to both surfing and creating art.

Sport March 07, 2015

Back in the saddle: Kimberley Wells, 29, cyclist

Champion cyclist Kimberley Wells on practising medicine, beating pneumonia and Lance Armstrong's fall from grace.

Sport February 28, 2015

Gold rush: Ellie Cole, 23, swimmer and wheelchair basketball player

Four-time London Paralympics gold medallist Ellie Cole on the shock of being a champion.

Sport February 21, 2015

Winging it: Madi Robinson, 27, netballer

Australian Diamonds netballer Madi Robinson on the perfect game.

Sport February 14, 2015

Paying a debt: David Pocock, 26, rugby player

Brumbies season-opener captain David Pocock talks rugby, protest and privilege.

Sport February 07, 2015

Small wonder: Ben Tudhope, 15, snowboarder

Life with cerebral palsy hasn't stopped this 15-year-old snowboarder from taking on the world.

Sport January 31, 2015

Sharp shooter: Jordan McRae, 23, basketballer

Melbourne United and Philadelphia 76ers shooting guard Jordan McRae on college basketball, prayers and doing it for his kids.

Sport January 24, 2015

Quiet achiever: Mile Jedinak, 30, soccer player

Socceroos and Crystal Palace captain Mile Jedinak on playing for his country and tackling the EPL.