1st Barrier Reef Marathon 10K - 2015;
1st City2Surf - 2014;
4 time Olympian;
2nd 5000m Commonwealth Games - 2006;
3rd 5000m World Championships in Athletics - 2005;
1st Great Ireland Run (course record) - 2005;
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Greatest sporting achievement:
World Championship medallist 5000 m. World Record Holder 3000 m road and have a few national records.
Best piece of advice you have ever been given:
Kill them with kindness.
Favourite Endura product and why:
Endura Optimizer (Chocolate).
How did you get into your chosen sport?
Began running with my dad before school.
How important is diet and sports nutrition supplements to your performance?
Extremely. More so in recovery than anything. The ability to consistently train at a high level increases performance.
What do you normally eat and drink on a typical training day?
Morning: Coffee and toast prior to run, then muesli and yoghurt post run. Lunch: Sandwich or similar. Dinner: Pasta, chicken, meat with veggies. In addition I have snacks of fruit and biscuits during the day. I also try and have Endura Optimizer after morning and evening training session.
Where will we find you when you are not training or competing?
At home or at a mates house.
What is your best training tip?
Learn to love it.
What are your goals for the next year?
Stay fit and healthy and build enough of a base to attack a good marathon late in the year or early next year.
Who inspires you and why?
My family. Because they continue to put up with me.
How long would you normally spend training each week?
What is your favourite 'before race' meal?
Gnocchi with sweet potato.
Best nutritional advice?
Don’t change too much at any one time.
How do you stay motivated with training?
Goal setting is important. Know why you’re out there and rest frequently.
The thing I love the most about being an athlete is...
Freedom to be me. You work hard and you get results.
What is a common mistake made in your sport?
What is a common mistake made in your sport Over-thinking and over-training.
Toughest experience in your career / What have you learnt from it?
Balancing work, life and sport. You can still perform at all three if you focus 100% on each activity while doing it.
What is going through your head the moment before you start a race?
Have I brushed my teeth.
In five years time I will be...
Depends on the day. One thing is for certain, if it’s Sunday morning I will be rolling through the trails of one of the many parks surrounding Melbourne enjoying the company of my training group, family and friends.
What one or two things do you currently do in your training that are keys to your success?
Routine. I’m a big believer in routine.
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