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    The popular image of wrestling may be of WWE superstars pretending to fight each other in luridly-colored spandex but Yogeshwar Dutt's version of the sport has a much more earthy appeal. With a battle-worn face that wears the story a thousand bouts and more, Dutt has risen from the mud wrestling pits of rural India to produce moments of unscripted theater on crash mats worldwide.

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    Human to Hero

    Human to Hero gets to the heart of what it takes to be a sporting star, exploring the discipline, dedication and determination involved, as well as the sources of inspiration for the world's best athletes.

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    Meet the "Queen of Extreme." Oakes has set course records on some of the toughest marathon courses including routes at both North and South poles. She has also completed seven marathons on seven different continents in record time. When she's not running around the globe, Oakes runs an animal sanctuary in Essex, UK caring for hundreds of animals while fundraising for other animal welfare charities.