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About Martin

Martin Cross is an Olympic champion oarsman. He has been a teacher for over 30 years
and divides his time between this and running his consultancy, where he offers coaching and
training to a range of organisations. He is well known as a TV commentator and interviewer
at international rowing events.

Athlete Health & Fitness

Andrea Proske in Crossy's Corner - Canadian Olympic Champion in the Women's Eight

Has there ever been an Olympic Champion who only started doing their sport aged 27…? There is now! Andrea Proske (‘The Terminator’ to her crewmates) is

Coaching

Crossy's Corner with Tony O'Connor, Rowing Coach of the New Zealand M8+

#CrossysCorner LIVE with Tony O’Connor! Martin Cross interviews Kiwi Men’s 8+ coach Tony O’Connor about his outstanding success in Tokyo. Tune in live at 8am (UK), 7pm

Athlete Health & Fitness

Emma Twigg - Tokyo 2020 Olympic Rowing Champion chats with Martin Cross in Crossy's Corner

Fresh from the Tokyo Olympics, Emma Twigg opens up to Martin Cross about her impressive rowing career, what it’s like to be part of a

Athlete Health & Fitness

Crossy Gets Cornered: Our Interview with Olympic Champion and Rowing Legend Martin Cross

Martin Cross gets interviewed by Adrian Cassidy (Ludum CEO) about his journey into rowing, his longevity as an athlete and the highs and lows of

News & Sport Insight

Rowing Legends Reunited: Martin Cross, Steve Redgrave and the Los Angeles 1984 Olympic Coxed Four

A very special reunion, the remaining members of the 1984 GB Coxed Four who won gold at the Los Angeles Olympics gather to reflect on

News & Sport Insight

Olympic Rowing GB Legends Reunion: Martin Cross and the 1980 Moscow Coxless Four | Bronze Medallists

There are so many different elements to this great story; how the crew came together, the political climate at the time as well as all

News & Sport Insight

Tokyo 2020 Olympic Rowing Predictions

We’ve pulled together the predictions made in our ‘Crossy’s Corner Olympics Special – Olympic Rowing Preview‘ by the panel of Martin Cross (Olympic Champion and

Athlete Health & Fitness

Crossy's Corner | Interview with Dani Hansen, Lead Hydrow Athlete and US Rowing Paralympian

For our #CrossysCorner Independence Day Special, Martin Cross spoke with Dani Hansen; Lead Athlete at Hydrow and recently selected for her 2nd Paralympic Games representing

News & Sport Insight

Sean Wolf, Rowing Illustrated Founder joins Martin Cross for Crossy's Corner interview

A great #CrossysCorner chat! Sean podcasts on rowing, founded Rowing Illustrated and works for Fluid Design. Watch his conversation with Martin Cross in full now…

Athlete Health & Fitness

Sarah Winckless: World Champion, Olympic Bronze Medallist and The Boat Race Umpire interviewed in Crossy's Corner

Sarah Winckless – Double World Champion and Olympic Bronze Medallist spoke to Martin Cross live in Crossy’s Corner Watch in full now!

News & Sport Insight

Crossy's Corner Olympics Special - Olympic Rowing Preview with Adam Kreek and Camilla Hadland

We’ve assembled a team of experts in the form of Martin Cross, Adam Kreek (Olympic Champion and Canadian Broadcasting Corporation Commentator) and Camilla Hadland (World

Coaching

Korzeniowski's Corner | Polish Rowing Coach Kris Korzeniowski returns to Crossy's Corner to continue the masterclass

The first Crossy’s Corner guest to be asked back, it’s only been a couple of weeks since he was last on but Kris Korzeniowski has

Athlete Health & Fitness

Canadian Women's Pair Hillary Janssens and Caileigh Filmer chat to Martin Cross in Crossy's Corner

Hillary Janssens and Caileigh Filmer spoke with Martin Cross to discuss their careers to date, training methods and Olympic preparation – including a shocking bike

Coaching

Duke University Varsity Coach and World Champion Rower, Megan Cooke Carcagno interviewed in Crossy's Corner

A Gold Medallist at the 2006 World Championships as an athlete, Megan now coaches the Duke Varsity Rowing team. This is a fascinating interview with Martin

Athlete Health & Fitness

Estonian Quad Sculler & Olympic Medallist, Kasper Taimsoo chats in Crossy's Corner

Kasper Taimsoo gave a great interview with Martin Cross following his successful racing at the Olympic Qualifying Regatta. Watch in full now!

Coaching

Legendary Polish Rowing Coach Kris Korzeniowski interviewed in Crossy's Corner

The legendary rowing coach spoke with Martin Cross on rowing technique, the world’s current top coaches and more… Kris was invited back to continue the masterclass

Athlete Health & Fitness

Magdalena Lobnig interview in Crossy's Corner, Austrian Women's Single Sculler

Magdalena Lobnig won the double scull World U23 Championship in 2012 and the singles European Championship in 2016. After success at the recent World Rowing Cup

Athlete Health & Fitness

Chris Bartley interview in Crossy's Corner - Coach, Olympic Silver Medallist & Cycling Time Triallist

Chris Bartley spoke to Martin Cross about his success as an athlete in the GB Rowing Team, his success on the bike as a Time

News & Sport Insight

Garry Herbert, BBC Rowing Commentator and Olympic Champion Coxswain interview in Crossy's Corner

Garry Herbert coxed the Searle Brothers to their outstanding win in the Coxed Pairs at the Barcelona Olympics in 1992, but younger viewers might be

Athlete Health & Fitness

New Zealand Rower Zoe McBride discusses retirement, RED-S, mental health and more in Crossy's Corner interview

Reigning World Champion in the Olympic Class Women’s Lightweight Double Sculls with two more World Titles to her name, Zoe McBride shocked the rowing world

Athlete Health & Fitness

British Rower and European Champion in the GB 8+, James Rudkin speaks to Martin Cross in Crossy's Corner

James Rudkin fresh from a successful European Championships where the Great Britain Men’s 8+ took gold takes the hotseat in Crossy’s Corner! Watch the interview in

Athlete Health & Fitness

British Rower, 3x Olympic Silver Medallist, Frances Houghton interview in Crossy's Corner

Olympic Silver Medallist Frances Houghton talking live to Martin Cross about the Euro Champs results this weekend and her brilliant new book: ‘Learnings From Five

Athlete Health & Fitness

Four Time Olympic Medallist, Iztok Cop interviewed in Crossy's Corner

Iztok Cop has four Olympic Medals from both sweep and sculling events, with a rowing career spanning decades and in this interview he shares some

Athlete Health & Fitness

Imogen Grant & Emily Craig the GB Women's Lightweight Double interview in Crossy's Corner

Martin Cross interviews the 2019 World Championship Bronze Medallists, Imogen Grant & Emily Craig about their preparation for the 2021 Olympics in Tokyo. Enjoy! For more great

News & Sport Insight

Crossy's Corner | The Devizes to Westminster International Canoe Race Special

The Devizes to Westminster International Canoe race is an ultra marathon that takes place every Easter weekend and is the longest non-stop canoe race in

Athlete Health & Fitness

Jonny Searle, Barcelona Olympics Coxed Pair Champion (with his Brother) interviewed in Crossy's Corner

Jonny Searle, together with his younger brother Greg and coxswain Garry Herbert won Olympic Gold in 1992 at the Barcelona Olympics in outstanding style with

Athlete Health & Fitness

Crossy's Corner with Julien Bahain, Olympic Rower for France & Canada & Ocean Rower

Julien Bahain has had a fascinating and perhaps unconventional rowing career, for example a back problem being the reason he started the sport in the

Athlete Health & Fitness

Polish World Champion Rower Marcin Brzeziński in Crossy's Corner

Polish Rower Marcin Brzeziński is a veteran on the international racing scene with medals in both sculling and rowing. Most recently Marcin and his crew won

News & Sport Insight

Tricia Smith, World Rowing VP and IOC Member Talks to Martin Cross in Crossy's Corner

Tricia Smith and her pairs partner Betty Craig won Silver Medals at the 1984 Olympics in Los Angeles as well as a handful of medals

Athlete Health & Fitness

Norwegian Sculling Legend & 2x Olympic Champion, Olaf Tufte interviewed in Crossy's Corner

With four Olympic medals spanning 5 Olympic Games, Olaf Tufte is an unstoppable force within the rowing community. Watch Martin Cross speak to Olaf about his

Coaching

Head Coach of Washington Men's Rowing, Michael Callahan interviewed in Crossy's Corner

In his 14th year as the Head Coach of the University of Washington’s Men’s Rowing Team, Michael has achieved no less than six Varsity 8

Athlete Health & Fitness

Canadian Olympic Silver Medallist & World Record Holder, Conlin McCabe interview in Crossy's Corner

Conlin McCabe has been a stalwart of the Canadian Men’s Rowing Team for several years and during that time has rowed with and been coached

Athlete Health & Fitness

Olympic Rowing Champion, Anna Watkins interviewed in Crossy's Corner

Anna Watkins was a key part of the GB Team’s success at the London 2012 Olympics; winning the women’s double with Dame Katherine Grainger. Starting

Athlete Health & Fitness

Eric Murray interviewed in Crossy's Corner - NZ Rowing Legend and one half of the Kiwi Pair

Eric Murray needs no introduction. Accumulating 98 races unbeaten with his pairs partner Hamish Bond, Eric Murray is one of the greats and now retired from

News & Sport Insight

Rowers Conference 2021 - Jurgen Grobler

We went LIVE with Jürgen on Sunday 24 January as part of the virtual event, the Rowers Conference 2021. This year we brought you Jürgen Grobler’s first

Coaching

Christian Felkel discusses Rowing Coaching with Martin Cross in Crossy's Corner

Christian Felkel is shortly due to start coaching with the German Rowing Federation having recently parted ways with the GB Rowing setup after 12 years

News & Sport Insight

Crossy's Corner Interview - The Boat Race Special

The Boat Race is one of Rowing’s Crown Jewels and in this interview Martin Cross speaks with Siobhan Cassidy (CUBC) and Seb Pearce (OUBC) about

Athlete Health & Fitness

Cal Coach & Olympic Rower Scott Frandsen interviewed in Crossy's Corner

California Men’s Rowing Team, Head Coach, Scott Frandsen joined Martin Cross for an interesting and insightful Crossy’s Corner interview. Scott talks about his current coaching role,

Athlete Health & Fitness

Andrew Triggs Hodge, 3x Olympic Rowing Champion interviewed in Crossy's Corner

One of Great Britain’s most decorated oarsmen, Andrew Triggs Hodge has won Olympic Rowing Titles at the 2008, 2012 and 2016 Olympics as well as

Athlete Health & Fitness

Canadian Olympic Champion Rower and Leading Management Consultant Adam Kreek interviewed in Crossy's Corner

Former Olympic Champion and Executive Business Coach, Adam Kreek shares some of his experiences with Martin Cross. Interestingly both Martin and Adam were coached to

Athlete Health & Fitness

America's Cup Team Ineos Grinder & Olympic Rower Matt Gotrel interviewed in Crossy's Corner

You could be forgiven for thinking that Matt Gotrel switched from Rowing to Sailing, but he actually switched from Sailing to Rowing (won an Olympic

Athlete Health & Fitness

Jason Osborne - 2020 UCI CyclIng Esports World Champion & Olympic Rower interviewed in Crossy's Corner

2018 World Champion Rower Jason Osborne is in training for the 2021 Olympics in Rowing, but that didn’t stop him from taking time out from

Athlete Health & Fitness

Olympic Rowing Star Jess Eddie joins Martin Cross in Crossy's Corner

Jess Eddie has been a stalwart of the GB Rowing Team first joining as a Junior and rising through the ranks culminating with a Silver

Athlete Health & Fitness

Alex Partridge reflects on Rowing, Wellbeing and Mental Health in Crossy's Corner Interview

A raw talent Alex’s rowing career includes two Olympic medals (Silver in 2008 & Bronze in 2012) as well as six Senior World Championship medals

News & Sport Insight

John Wojtkiewicz, author of "Rowing as a Zero-Billion Dollar Industry" interviewed in Crossy's Corner

John Wojtkiewicz is a Coach and Consultant who caused a stir on LinkedIn with his series of blog posts entitled “Rowing as a Zero-Billion Dollar

Athlete Health & Fitness

Former Rowing World Champion Cath Bishop discusses the Long Win in Crossy's Corner

Former World Champion, Olympic Silver Medallist and World Indoor Rowing Champion Cath has enjoyed success both off and on the water with a fascinating career

Athlete Health & Fitness

GB Rowing's Ollie Cook Interviewed in Crossy's Corner with Martin Cross

World Champion and Boat Race Winner Ollie Cook joins Martin Cross for this interview just as the UK moves into a second Covid-19 lockdown. In

Athlete Health & Fitness

Polish Rower Natan Wegrzycki-Szmczyk joins Martin Cross for Crossy's Corner

Natan has been consistently working through the single sculling ranks culminating with a Silver Medal at the recent European Championships (2020) ahead of Kjetil Borch

Athlete Health & Fitness

Wingfield Sculls Special | Mathilda Hodgkins-Byrne and Sam Meijer in Crossy's Corner

The Wingfield Sculls first started in 1830 and is one of the top single sculling races in the British Rowing calendar. Mathilda Hodgkins-Byrne and Sam

Athlete Health & Fitness

The Number 1 Rower in the World | Richard Schmidt in Crossy's Corner with Martin Cross - Part 1

World Champion 6 times, European Champion 8 times and Olympic Champion in 2012 – all in the German 8+ (or as it’s known the Deutschlandachter)

Athlete Health & Fitness

Alan Campbell | Olympic Medallist & Great Britain Rowing Team Legend in Crossy's Corner

Alan Campbell’s stories from within his own experience of rowing at the highest level internationally, his time within the GB system under Jurgen Grobler (although

Athlete Health & Fitness

Ruben Knab from the Dutch Men's 8+ Interviewed in Crossy's Corner

Dutch Rowing star Ruben Knab joins Martin Cross in this edition of Crossy’s Corner. Filmed in the week before the Dutch Men’s 8+ is due to

Athlete Health & Fitness

Rowing Record Breaker Georgie Rowe in Crossy's Corner

Georgie Rowe is an Australian Rower who has burst onto the international scene in recent years as part of the successful Australian Women’s Eight but

Athlete Health & Fitness

Robbie Manson | The World's Fastest Ever Single Sculler in Crossy's Corner

New Zealand Rower Robbie Manson set the World’s Fastest Time in the Mens’ Single at his first International Sculling Race. In this interview Martin Cross asks

Athlete Health & Fitness

Dutch Rowing Champions Ilse Paulis and Marieke Kaijser in Crossy's Corner

In the build up to the Rio Olympics where Ilse eventually won Gold with her partner Maaike Head, Marieke Kaijser was in a rival double

Athlete Health & Fitness

Dutch Rowing Champion Dirk Uittenbogaard | Crossy's Corner - Part 1

Previously described by a journalist as the “Rowing Enigma”, Dirk Uittenbogaard has been on the international rowing scene since 2006. Originally a footballer Dirk made

Athlete Health & Fitness

Jack Hargreaves - Australian Rowing's Double World Champion in Crossy's Corner - Part 1

A rising star in Australian Rowing, Jack Hargreaves channelled the disappointment of missing the Rio Olympic Games in 2016 into becoming a back to back

Athlete Health & Fitness

GB Olympians | Crossy's Corner (John Collins and Karen Bennett)

John Collins and Karen Bennett are Team GB Rowers who both competed at the Rio Olympics (with Karen winning a Silver Medal) and have had

Coaching

Robert Sens | Crossy's Corner with the Austrian Rowing Coach - Part 1

As an athlete Robert Sens was a three time World Champion picking up medals in both the Men’s Pair and Men’s Quad before turning his

Athlete Health & Fitness

Clark Dean | Crossy's Corner with US Rowing's Rising Star - Part 1

Clark Dean may be a new name to many rowing fans, but even though he’s only 20 he’s ready made quite a mark on the

Coaching

Olympic athletes and coaches training in isolation

Covid-19 has really highlighted how important sport is to both spectator and competitor. With the eventual postponement of Tokyo 2020 athletes were send away from

Coaching

Crossy's Corner with Matt Smith | Part 1 - Impact of Covid-19 on Future Rowing Events

Matt Smith is the Executive Director of World Rowing and in this interview he and Martin Cross discuss the future of rowing not just in

Athlete Health & Fitness

Olympic Rowing Legend | Crossy's Corner with Sir Matthew Pinsent - Part 1

Sir Matthew Pinsent is universally known throughout the rowing community, both as an outstanding Olympic Athlete with four Gold Medals from consecutive Olympics, but also

Coaching

Texas Rowing's Dave O'Neill in Crossy's Corner - Part 1

The Head Coach of Texas Rowing, Dave O’Neill loves the sport and his enthusiasm is infectious. In this edition of Crossy’s Corner, Martin Cross drags

Athlete Health & Fitness

New Zealand World Champion Women 2- and 8+ | Crossy's Corner (Gowler and Prendergast)

Most rowers will know what it feels like to have doubled up at a regatta, but most will not have tried it at a World

Athlete Health & Fitness

Preparation for Tokyo Olympics: Crossy's Corner (Olli Zeidler)

Martin Cross interviews Oliver Zeidler, the 2019 World Champion single sculler from Germany. The interview took place during the 2020 Covid-19 lockdown and covers a