5 Rio hopefuls tell fans what makes them better in Sport Chek video series

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