BADDELEY Andrew < Back  
Sport Athletics
CGA England   
Gender Men
Born 20 Jun 1982 in Wirral, ENG
Height1.87 m
Weight 70 kg
Human Interest
Further Personal Information
Residence London, ENG
Occupation Athlete
Higher education Aerospace Engineering - Cambridge University : Cambridge, ENG
Sport Specific Information
When and where did you begin this sport? He began the sport at school at the age of 10.
Why this sport? His best friend wanted needed some company because he did not to do cross country on his own.
Club / Team Harrow Athletics Club: London, ENG
Name of coach Andy Hobdell
Coach from which country? Great Britain
Coach from what year? 2004
Training Regime "I usually train twice a day, sometimes with a gym session too. I alternate steady running days with "session" days, and in the winter will run around 95-100 miles per week."
International Debut
Year 2000
Competing for Great Britain
Tournament International Tournament
Location Grosseto
General Interest
Nicknames Badders. (telegraph.co.uk, 25 Apr 2012)
Memorable sporting achievement Finishing ninth at the 2008 Olympic Games in Beijing and winning three gold medals at the AAA [Amateur Athletics Association] Championships. (telegraph.co.uk, 16 Dec 2011)
Most influential person in career His first coach Dave Jeffs, and his current coach Andy Hobdell. (Athlete, 31 Jul 2008)
Hero / Idol Hicham El Guerrouj. (Athlete, 31 Jul 2008)
Injuries He fell in the final of the 800m at the 2006 Amateur Athletics Association [AAA] indoors and broke his wrist. He fell and broke his wrist again in the final of the 1500m at the 2006 Commonwealth Games. (olympics.org.uk, 31 Jul 2008)
Superstitions / Rituals / Beliefs On race day, he goes for a short run before following a specific stretching regime. If his coach hasn't come with him to the race, he makes sure he calls him. (thebritishmiler.co.uk, 02 May 2012)
Sporting philosophy / motto "Always get out there and work hard, no matter the weather or time of year." (i-donline.com, 13 Sep 2011)
Other information HEART TROUBLE
Doctors inserted a two-inch chip into his chest to help him combat an irregular heartbeat brought on by stress and fatigue. (telegraph.co.uk, 30 Apr 2012)