Hannah England races through the world’s fastest interview

World silver medallist Hannah England scores a SPIKES fastest interview record of 5:05. In that time she could have finished the 1500m, popped on her wedding dress and tucked into some fruit pastilles


If you could choose another event to star in, what would it be and why?
The high jump, because I am tall (5ft 10ins / 1.77m). Although I haven’t done it since I was about 14.

What did you have for breakfast today?
Porridge with sultanas.

You’ve just had your hen do. What was the most embarrassing moment?
I was made to go the pub in a wedding dress, which was pretty embarrassing.

What is your favourite pre-competition snack?

What are your plans for today?
I’ve had a driving lesson and a training session, and I’m off to the gym later.

If someone could play you in a film, who would it be and why?
Elle Macpherson because she can run.

What is the one thing you have to take with you around the circuit?
A massage ball.

If you weren’t an athlete what would you be and why?
I think I would have done a PhD in biochemistry and would have probably done something related to that.

Clever clogs, eh? How much money do you have in your pocket at the moment?
Nothing. I have some fruit pastilles though.

What is your favourite holiday destination?
Florida. I used to live there and I miss it.

If you could invite three dinner party guests, dead or alive, who would you pick and why?
My brother, my sister and my fiancé.

Sporting hero?
Kelly Holmes or Roger Federer; anyone who has dominated their game.

If I was the IAAF President for the day I would…
Change the schedules to make an 800-1500m double possible.