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I currently work as a Personal Trainer, so when I’m not training I’m training other people, I enjoy helping people achieve their fitness goals and seeing them progress. Additionally, I have recently graduated from Aston University, Birmingham in Business and Management. Now that I am no longer studying I have vowed to explore the world continents, starting off with Europe. I have always enjoyed sports, playing everything possible when I was growing up. I took a keen interest in track and field whilst in secondary after a sports day. I then started going to my local track, at Alexander Stadium,...

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I first picked up a basketball at 12 years old on the South Acton Estate in London and I was hooked. Growing through the ranks of the junior circuit and then onto playing in the big league – my passion for the game was always at a high and I was a talented player, however my sporting achievements were never seen on par in comparison with my academic efforts coupled with the fact that Basketball was a new sport to the UK – the resources were simply not there to push me to the highest level. My love for the...

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My life has been so up and down like everyone else’s. Life isn't easy, it is hard, but you have to be willing the work harder! I take every day as it is, and I try to be as happy as I can be! In 2011, I broke my back and it scared me, but now it has made me work harder and concentrate on my future. I never thought I would walk again but I persevered and worked hard. Now, I have become a European Champion and have had many more successes. My next goal is to attend the...

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I am from Birmingham and am currently coached by Linford Christie at Brunel University. I train seven days a week for between three to four hours a day. I started athletics at about age twelve and started training twice a week with a distance running group until I saw the sprinters. I joined a sprint group and from there I went to training six days a week three to four hours a day! It took me almost eight years to make my first international team (European under 23s 2009). In 2010 I made my first senior international, the World Indoor...

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I began my career in competitive athletics relatively late, first competing in 2006 as a seventeen year old. As a result I had a limited youth and junior career. However, having begun late, I made steady and significant improvements in my first few years, 10.75 to 10.26 in the space of two seasons. My most significant improvement came in 2009 with me running a time of 10.09 which ranked me third in the UK, and ranked me amongst the quickest guys in Europe as well as the UK, but unfortunately that season ended early with injury. So it was not...

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I am an Interior Designer at Bowling Green State University and I often coach at Heathrow Gym Club. I follow a healthy diet! In the morning, I normally eat eggs on toast and a banana, for lunch I will have pasta, a sandwich or salad and for tea I will have chicken, rice and vegetables.

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As most little boys, I was a big fan of muscle characters like Superman, Batman, He-Man and other comic book characters. I admired their muscle strength power and I wanted to be just like them. Like a superhero, I wanted to be strong, help others and save people’s lives.  I started doing bodybuilding at the age of 15 and I haven’t stopped since. I am 35 now! My first competition was when I was 18 years old at junior championships, where I took 3rd place at the nationals after 4 years of training. The contest took place in my hometown...

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Megan started judo aged five at Pinewood Judo Club, Wokingham, following in the footsteps of her three older brothers. At age seventeen she decided to train full time at the University of Bath, alongside her studies. She completed an undergrad in Environmental Science and is a qualified Geography teacher. As a pre-cadet she won six National Championship titles, a Cadet European Bronze medal in Austria and seventh place at the European Youth Olympic Games in Italy in 2005. She had a strong junior U23 career winning three Junior National Championship titles and representing GB at numerous European Championships. In October...

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Nikki Manson

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With both my parents being Physical Education teachers, sport has been an integral part of my life from the word go. Throughout my early years, I competed in a host of different sports, from swimming to hockey, tennis to netball, if you can name it, I tried it! At the age of 8, I had my first exposure to Athletics “The East Renfrewshire Primary School Cross Country” run by a local club Giffnock North AAC. It was here I tasted my first athletics success, winning the Primary 5 race and was invited to join the club (the club I still...

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Matt Lee

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I  started athletics as a junior when I was 15 after I used to swim nationally with Ellie Simmonds and playing Football to academy level. When I was 18 I used to train twice a week for about 2 hours and it wasn't something I was completely committed to. After consistently training for 3 months I managed to come 4th at my National Championships. It was then I realised I was quite good and should give Decathlon a go. At university I decided to fully commit to athletics and took the sport serious where I would train for 40 hours a week 6 days a week. Such a jump in training load took its toll on my body where it broke down and injuries started happening. In...

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