Further Personal Information
||Management - Southampton University: Southampton, ENG
Sport Specific Information
|When and where did you begin this sport?
||He began the sport at the age of 13 at school.
|Why this sport?
||He preferred athletics because it is an objective sport.. "If you run quick you are going to selected - I like that."
|Club / Team
||Basingstoke & Mid Hants AC: Basingstoke, ENG
|Name of coach
||Dan Pfaff, Charles Van Commenee [national]
|Coach from what year?
||He does a lot of training with fellow runner Rhys Williams.
||European Indoor Cup
|Memorable sporting achievement
||Winning gold in the 4x400m relay and bronze in the 400m at the 2007 European Indoor Championships in Birmingham, and winning silver in the 4x400m at the 2009 World Championships. (Athlete, 31 Jul 2008; vincosport.com, 07 Feb 2012)
|Most influential person in career
||His family. (Athlete, 31 Jul 2008)
|Hero / Idol
||US sprinter Michael Johnson. (Athlete, 31 Jul 2008)
||He hurt his hamstring at the Aviva UK Trials in July 2011. The injury kept him out of that year's World Championships. (basingstokeobserver.co.uk, 08 Feb 2012)
He has had operations on both his Achilles tendons. (basingstokegazette.co.uk, 21 Oct 2011)
He had a calf injury at the beginning of 2007. (UK Athletics, 11 Oct 2007)
|Superstitions / Rituals / Beliefs
||He uses the same safety pins for each race. (Athlete, 31 Jul 2008)
|Sporting philosophy / motto
||"Never give up." (Athlete, 31 Jul 2008)
||He trained with football clubs Southampton, Portsmouth and Manchester City before deciding to concentrate on athletics. (BBC, 20 Mar 2006)
||His sister, Helena, was third in the 800m at the 2004 British Indoors Championships. His mother, Jacqueline, was second in the 220yd at the English Schools championships in 1968. [UK Athletics, 13 Ju 2005)