British photographer David Powell is an amazing sports photographer.  From the greatest cycling tours to the athletics tracks, he captures greatness, awesomeness, miracles being made. His latest project, as moving as it is exciting, consists in shadowing British sprinter Ashleigh Nelson as she makes her way back to fitness from having surgery earlier this year. Witnessing the dedication, pain and determination that athletes go through is truly inspiring. These images are part of a long-term project as he tracks Ashleigh back to full fitness. A truly moving series that shows what we don’t see on TV, the suffering and non-stop work it takes to be great, to really be victorious at the end of the race. The journey to greatness is long, but stunning when David’s the witness.

Follow David’s work with Ashleigh here, et keep an eye on his Instagram .