I know this all too well. Back in October at Charm City CX, I got a chance to meet Gabby Durrin (: @gabby_durrin), who I’ve been a fan of for a while, and we briefly discussed her reasons for retirement. At first, it was jarring to hear the word “depression”. To society in general, but especially to an elite athlete, it’s a taboo subject that as she says in this video, “it can be perceived as a weakness”. But, as someone who also suffers from depression and anxiety, it was refreshing to hear her own it, rather than suppress it like we feel we’re obligated to do.

Check out the other AcroVelo videos from Sam Smith (: @samwileys)