The Olympic 1500m runner Ross Murray, who trains with the Gateshead Harriers, told Pam Royle and Ian Payne he nearly became a holiday rep before he was selected for Team GB - but when he goes to Rio de Janeiro it will be as an athlete, not a tourist.
Morpeth Harrier Laura Weightman is just hours from the most important race of her career.
North Tyneside runner Ross Murray has qualified for the semi-final of the Men's 1500m event. His former running club saw him race.
Hexham rower Matt Wells failed to retire from international sport with a medal after the Great Britain Quad sculls team finished fifth