ELITE athletes abound in the world of sport. From fast as lightning track stars, to brave and burly rugby players, and all the cyclists, golfers and swimmers in between, never before has the public been so enamoured with high-performing sportsmen and sportswomen.

Aside from incontestable talent in their ordained discipline, what is it they all have in common? The answer is simply a rigorous and unshakable training schedule. A quick Google search on Usain Bolt, sprinter extraordinaire, shows that his daily training amounts to no more than three hours.