‘Eyes are weeping,’ says the narrator. On SAS Who Dares Wins, James Cracknell was GASSED at a ‘horrific’ point.


‘Eyes are weeping,’ says the narrator. On SAS Who Dares Wins, James Cracknell was GASSED at a ‘horrific’ point.

On SAS: Who Dares Wins, JAMES CRACKNELL remembered the “horrific” time he was gassed.

James Cracknell, 49, of SAS: Who Dares Wins fame, recalls the feeling of getting gassed during one of the show’s hardest challenges. The player said he felt like he was “burning” and coughed a lot.

“You feel like you’re on fire!” he exclaimed.

“You go into it believing everything will be OK, that you’ll have plenty of time to do your tasks.

“And then as you start to burn, you realize how extraordinary these individuals are, because they can make split-second decisions in the most extreme conditions.

“You’re given instructions on what to do, but once you get in there and take off the mask, the gas is completely disorienting, and instinct kicks in.”

The two-time Olympic gold medalist revealed that he didn’t pay attention to the instructions during the critical times.

“So, after years of travelling on aircraft, you kind of recall how they constantly advise you to put on your own mask before helping other people,” he continued.

“As a result, I squandered time by failing to listen to and recall the directions they’d given us. It was a nightmare.

“You’re coughing your guts out, your eyes are streaming, it’s horrible.”

James went on to talk about his interactions with his fellow participants, who are used to being in the spotlight as well.

He claims that those taking part in the show are “laid bare,” and that some of the tough tasks may come as a “genuine shock” to them.

“I think everyone got along extremely well,” the Olympian stated. Shanaze was someone I’d met before, and Kieron was someone I’d only seen on TV. Ulrika, on the other hand, is someone I grew up watching do the weather.

“Those were the only persons with whom I had any form of relationship.

“However, when you’re there, everyone is exposed in every way. I believe it is significantly more difficult for those who have never done physical activity or been uncomfortable; it’s like, “Okay, I haven’t prepared for this,” and it comes as a complete surprise.

“The other difference is that if you get hurt, you approach it differently from a sporting standpoint than from a military standpoint, but you still get hurt and deal with it.

“However,” says the Brinkwire Summary News.


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