Sheffield-born TV presenter Charlie Webster grew up in the city, where she studied at Tapton School and was a promising junior athlete.
The 33-year-old, currently fighting for life in a hospital in Rio de Janeiro after contracting a rare strain of malaria, cycled from London to Rio to raise cash for charity.
She fell ill shortly after arriving in Rio, with medics initially believing she was dehydrated after the gruelling 3,000 mile ride.
Charlie left Sheffield after finishing school to study Language and Linguistics at Newcastle University.
After graduating, the sports reporter landed a job as a presenter for Real Madrid TV in Spain, before moving to Asia to work for ESPN, where she presented live Premier League football in addition to motorsport and Asian football.
When she moved back to the UK she covered motorsports for a number of broadcasters
In November 2010, Charlie became a regular presenter on Sky Sports News until March 2014.
In April she made TV history by becoming the first female presenter of boxing coverage as Wladimir Klitschko defended his heavyweight belts against Alex Leapai shown live on British Eurosport 2.
She has since presented a number of world title fights.
A keen sportswoman, Charlie has run 10 marathons and completed the Ironman UK triathlon for charity.
In 2014 she ran 250 miles over seven days for Women’s Aid to raise awareness of sexual and domestic abuse.
She is an ambassador for Women's Aid and spoke out in 2014 about being sexually assaulted as a teenager by a running coach.
In 2014, the lifelong Sheffield United supporter, resigned as a patron of the club, over its decision to allow Ched Evans to train with the first team after his release from prison after serving a sentence for rape.