Derval O’Rourke has many accolades to her name: 60m world hurdles champion, three-time Olympian, current national record holder in the 60m and 100m hurdles and two-time author, to name just a few of the feathers in her cap.

But perhaps one of Derval’s greatest achievements is having always stayed true to her own values. “When I wrote my first cookbook I remember my publisher saying: ‘What kind of diet is it?’ They wanted to call it a diet book and I refused. I was like: ‘I’d rather not publish a book than call it a diet book’.”