The Olympic Games are near and fans can expect to see five of Team Canada’s top Olympians hitting their mobile phones – if they haven’t already – thanks to a video series by Sport Chek.

The series prominently popping up on mobile apps of popular social media platforms feature Olympic champion and Rio 2016 flag bearer Rosie MacLennan; Olympic medallists Ryan Cochrane and Mark de Jonge; returning Olympian Damian Warner; and Heather Bansley as she heads to her first Olympic Games.

The #WhatItTakes series is hosted by double Olympic Champion Kaillie Humprhies, who joins the athletes to explore a personal challenge each had to conquer to pursue their athletic dreams.

Here are the six videos telling unique tales of each elite performer overcoming a personal obstacle to reach the highest stage in sport:

Rosie MacLennan:
Injury Makes You Better


Ryan Cochrane:
Loss Makes You Better


Mark de Jonge:
Stepping Away Makes You Better


Damian Warner:
A Late Start Makes You Better


Heather Bansley:
Not Making The Cut Makes You Better