BIRMINGHAM Collis < Back  
Sport Athletics
CGA Australia   
Gender Men
Born 27 Dec 1984 in Melbourne, AUS
Height1.89 m
Weight 71 kg
Human Interest
Further Personal Information
Residence Ballarat, VIC, AUS
Occupation Athlete
Languages English
Higher education Human Movement Studies - University of Ballarat: Australia
Sport Specific Information
Club / Team Eureka Athletics Club: Ballarat, VIC, AUS
Name of coach Nic Bideau
Coach from what year? 2007
Training Regime He takes advantage of the altitude training on offer at Falls Creek in Victoria, Australia. He covers up to 200 kilometres a week in training.
International Debut
Year 2007
Competing for Australia
General Interest
Nicknames Colonel, Ham (olympics.com.au, 04 Jul 2012; vis.org.au, 29 Feb 2012)
Hobbies Listening to music, watching movies, going out with friends. (vis.org.au, 29 Feb 2012)
Hero / Idol Australian long distance runner Steve Moneghetti. (theaustralian.com.au, 06 Feb 2012)
Injuries An Achilles injury picked up racing in Australia affected his training regime through March and April in 2011. (insideathletics.com.au, 06 Jun 2011)
Ambitions To compete at the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro. (sunshinecoastdaily.com.au, 02 Nov 2012)
Other information SLEEPING AT ALTITUDE
He takes advantage of special rooms at the Australian Institute of Sport [AIS] which simulate sleeping at high altitude. "I do think they work. I haven't spent a lot of time in them but I have heard only good things from other athletes in the US." (runnerstribe.com, 16 Nov 2011)

ALL IN A DAY'S WORK
He left school to become an apprentice carpenter. He laid a concrete driveway the morning of the trials that led to him making his first Australian team. (olympics.com.au, 04 Jul 2012)