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I live in a beautiful village in the middle of the countryside, and being able to disappear off on my bike for a couple of hours two or three times a week is a wonderful way to relax.
Running up a steep hill or up steps are fantastic ways of building explosive strength.
If you look at the skeleton, the start is very important.
I'm a very keen baker; I pride myself on my cakes. I go along the classic sponge line, but I like to jazz it up: I've made some psychedelic birthday cakes.
Athletics set the right sentiment for a clean and believable sport.
Even though arguably I could have done much better at school, I'd decided at a young age that I was going to be a professional sportsman at some sport. And at that stage, there was a bit of luck: I was fortunate to meet the right people at the right time to get me to where I am now.
Jumping isn't as important to my training as you might think; I'm only in the sandpit once a week. There's a high risk factor of injury doing it, so instead, I rely on my progress in the gym to judge how far I'll jump on the big day.
It's all about proving it on the track and proving to people that have different views wrong.
I eat a lot of vegetables and salad. I put strawberries, pomegranate seeds, blackberries, and blueberries into shakes and add Greek yoghurt for a snack. I have this when I'm not training.
I think the first time baby recognises me and smiles is going to be one of the most amazing times of my life, to be honest.
It was when my American coach Dan Pfaff came over from the States in 2009 and started working with me that we really began to look at my diet. He decided I was eating too many carbohydrates, so I cut back on bread. Over the next year I lost weight and became leaner.
I have been in discussions with the BBC regarding my involvement with SPOTY after hearing what I believe to be very outdated and derogatory comments from a fellow SPOTY nominee.
My dad is a builder, and my mum's a nurse. They're just very normal people.
I train six days a week.
When at home in Buckinghamshire, I tend to work out for two to three hours on the track or in the woods close by and then do weights.
I take magnesium to prevent cramps. A few years back, I suffered from hamstring tears, and part of that can be to do with muscle cramping, and then pushing the muscle at that point. I also take a fish oil supplement.
My favourite series of all time has been 'Band of Brothers.' That was amazing; I've watched that so many times.
I drive relatively fast - within the remits of the law, obviously - but I struggle with people who do stupid things on the road. I have a massive urge to shout expletives at them.
To put up with me, you have to be patient.
I was very into football in my early teens and spent six months with Aston Villa, but I never really got further than having trials. I'm also into ice hockey.
I was always the slightly fat kid, which used to bother me quite a bit.
The type of IBS I am prone to is the constipation type, where I get trapped wind and can get sharp painful spasms in my intestines as well as having sluggish bowels.
For a long time, I thought I'd be a physio if I wasn't a sportsman. At one point, I wanted to be an inventor, and I'd come up with little schemes.
Me and my brother just used to fight all the time; then my sister came along, and it was all about the little girl in the house. We'd always eat dinner together as a family.
I always start the day with a protein shake: protein powder mixed with water, peanut butter, and yoghurt to thicken it up.
Fruit is carb-based, and I limit carbs when training hard.
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