Loughborough University
Leicestershire, UK
LE11 3TU
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Loughborough University

London 2012 Games

Our athletes

David Guest
David Guest
Athletics (Decathlon)
BSc Sport and Exercise Science
186cm / 6’1’’

After competitions I celebrate by having some kind of fast-food or some kind of bad food which I normally wouldn’t have! I rarely go out at night and never during the season but I have a month after the summer before starting winter training where I can enjoy being a normal person!

  • Q How did you get started?

    A I first got involved with sport through my parents local athletics club in Bridgend when I was 9 years old. I did my first decathlon when I was 14.

  • Q What has been the highlight of your career so far?

    A I won the national decathlon title at age 18, breaking the U20 UK record, which I still hold.

  • Q What is your training schedule?

    A I train up to 25 hours a week in the winter and a bit less during competition season. My training involves all 10 events plus weights and gymnastics.

  • Q What's your diet on an average day?

    A On an average day I would normally get through some porridge, 4 eggs, a smoothie with a least 10 portions of fruit and veg, peanut butter on toast, 2 protein shakes, home-made lasagne and lots of water.

  • Q What are your hobbies away from sport?

    A I enjoy watching films, playing games, listening to music, watching football and spending time with my friends and girlfriend.

  • Q Who is your sporting hero?

    A Daley Thompson.

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