Further Personal Information
||Humanities - Coventry University, Warwick University: England
Sport Specific Information
|When and where did you begin this sport?
||He took up athletics at age 16.
|Why this sport?
||His sports teacher at high school suggested he visit the local track in Coventry.
|Club / Team
||Coventry Godiva Harriers : Coventry, ENG
|Name of coach
|Coach from which country?
||Marley, Marlis. (Athlete, 31 Jul 2008)
||Music, DJing. (marlondevonish.co.uk, 31 Jul 2008)
|Most influential person in career
||British sprinter Linford Christie. (Athlete, 31 Jul 2008)
|Hero / Idol
||US sprinter Michael Johnson. (Athlete, 31 Jul 2008)
||A hamstring injury hampered his performance at the 2000 Olympic Games in Sydney. (cwn.org.uk, 27 Sep 2000)
|Sporting philosophy / motto
||"Impossible is nothing." (Athlete, 31 Jul 2008)
|Awards and honours
||He was awarded an MBE [Member of the Order of the British Empire] in the 2005 New Year Honours List for his services to athletics. (BBC Sport, 31 Dec 2004)
In 2003 he was awarded with an Honorary Degree of Master of Arts from Coventry University for his outstanding services to athletics and the reputation of Coventry. (coventry.ac.uk, 13 Nov 2003)
He is an ambassador for the British 'Super Schools' initiative. (superschoolswales.com, 31 Dec 2008)
||To win a medal at the 2012 Olympic Games in London. (thepodiummagazine.com, 2011)
He receives clearance from the IAAF to use medication that controls his hayfever. "Because I'm so allergic to the pollen in the air it causes my chest to tighten when I run, so if I don't manage my hayfever carefully it can seriously affect my performance on the track." (nhs.uk, 12 Sep 2007)