Further Personal Information
||Exercise Science, Human Movement Studies - Texas A&M University: College Station, TX, USA
Sport Specific Information
|When and where did you begin this sport?
||He took up athletics at age eight.
|Why this sport?
||He began competing in Little Athletics because he was looking for something to do.
||Fab (rio2016.olympics.com.au, Apr 2016)
|Hero / Idol
||English footballer David Beckham. (altis.world, 14 Oct 2014)
||He suffered a quadriceps [thigh] tear in his final competition before the 2013 World Championships in Moscow, Russian Federation. He went on to compete at the event but fouled on all three attempts. (smh.com.au, 15 Aug 2013)
In 2011 and 2012 he was troubled by back and hamstring injuries. (spikes.iaaf.org, 08 Jan 2016; theaustralian.com.au, 05 Apr 2013)
He missed the majority of the 2007 season after spraining his ankle at an indoor meet in the United States of America. (NOC, 30 Jul 2008)
|Sporting philosophy / motto
||"If at first you don't succeed, try again." (NOC, 30 Jul 2008)
In March 2019 he announced his retirement from the sport to focus on his personal training business Lapierre Made - Elite Training, which is based in Scottsdale, AZ, United States of America. "After taking some time away from the sport I have decided the time is right to call it a day. I could never have dreamed the success that I have had over the last 13 years and I'm extremely proud of everything I achieved." (LinkedIn profile, 01 Dec 2019; Instagram profile, 28 Mar 2019; lapierremade.com, 01 Jan 2019)