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Tom McNab, former British Olympic coach, on life as coach to the Gladiators: 'They were very gifted athletes even before we got hold of them. It wasn't like advising on Chariots of Fire when we had to start from scratch with actors. The quicker learners were those who had come from competitive sports rather than body-building: 'Warrior' once had England rugby trials; but 'Scorpio' was the outstanding competitor. I thought they might be a bunch of posers, but they weren't'

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