Does having a Scottish accent make you faster?
Off the track
“My favourite memory from Tokyo was coming down the home-stretch of the 1,500m final. I ran the best race of my life on the biggest stage, in the fastest Olympic 1,500m to date, and I accomplished exactly what I said I would do, which was to run in the Olympic final for a medal.”
How did you start running?
I started at summer camp. I did as many sports as I could. Then other sports just kept dropping off and I was left with just running.
Which athletes or influential people do you look up to?
My brother, who is a professional rugby player. He has had so many injury problems that he never takes any game time for granted, it reminds me to do the same.
What’s your best Turkey Trot story?
I’m British. I have no clue what a Turkey Trot is ...