Further Personal Information
||Canberra, ACT, AUS
||Athlete, Physical Therapist
||Exercise Science - Australian Catholic University: Australia
Sport Specific Information
|When and where did you begin this sport?
||He took up athletics at age six.
|Why this sport?
||His brother was involved in the sport, and Cole used to copy everything he did.
|Name of coach
|Coach from what year?
||BJ (olympics.com.au, 26 Jun 2012)
||Music, wine, cooking. (athleticsact.org.au, 21 Jan 2012)
|Memorable sporting achievement
||Winning gold in the 4x400m relay at the 2010 Commonwealth Games in Delhi. (ausport.gov.au, 01 Jan 2011)
|Most influential person in career
||Coach Matt Beckenham, Australian pole vaulter Steve Hooker, US hurdler Ed Moses, his brother-in-law Nathan, Swiss psychiatrist Carl Jung, US DJ Derrick Carter, his friends. (thesportsvault.com.au, 23 Jan 2012)
|Hero / Idol
||US hurdler Ed Moses. (thesportsvault.com.au, 23 Jan 2012)
||He was injured for almost two years between 2002 and 2004 and considered quitting the sport. (2xu.com, 01 Jan 2012)
|Superstitions / Rituals / Beliefs
||After winning gold in the 4x400m at the 2010 Commonwealth Games in Delhi, he vowed only to run in split shorts for the rest of his career. (2xu.com, 27 Feb 2012)
|Sporting philosophy / motto
||"Believe in what you enjoy, no matter what level you compete at. If you love it, keep doing it." (thesportsvault.com.au, 23 Jan 2012)
|Awards and honours
||He was 2010 Australian Capital Territory [ACT] Male Athlete of the Year after winning his fourth national title in the 400m hurdles. (athletics.com.au, 25 May 2010)
||He played representative basketball between the ages of 15 and 17. (thesportsvault.com.au, 23 Jan 2012)
He has many interests outside of racing and believes this has helped his career. His hobbies include drinking coffee and wine with friends, while he also describes himself as 'a slave to music'. "Without these things I'd probably be a mopey, self-indulgent, ice cream eating has-been, whose exercise is jogging to the pub for happy hour after work on Fridays." (2xu.com, 01 Jan 2012)