You can be strong and true to yourself without being rude or loud.
You can wish as hard as you like but all that really matters is the shape you're in on the day of the race. I've always felt these really big races aren't necessarily won by whoever is the fastest. They're won by the athlete who is the smartest and in the best shape on the day.
Never set limits, go after your dreams, don't be afraid to push the boundaries. And laugh a lot - it's good for you!
It's important that athletes can compete on a level playing field. And youngsters coming into the sport can know that if they are working hard and training hard, they'll see a true reflection of where they stand and what they can achieve worldwide and not be swayed by people who are cheating.
There's always going to be somebody who takes a dislike to you and you can't waste time worrying about it.
I've always been good at putting things behind me - I fall apart, do my crying bit and then put it away and move it.
I just want to be in the best shape I can be. Not to stand on that start line and say: 'Oh my God, I have this injury and that injury.' I just want to be able to go out and race.
I am not driven by any bitterness by what happened in Athens. I learnt a lot of lessons from it and probably came through it a stronger person in the end. There have been a lot of near misses, and that's taught me to keep persevering and that there is a chance it can come right.
If I start planning then that's dangerous because then I have a target that I'm blinkered towards and I won't listen to the warning signs quite so much. I'd rather be in shape and then look around and say there's a race next week and jump into that than have it planned.
I don't like going away from my children.
At big championships it's not the fastest person, it's the person who gets it right on the day.
For an athlete, the biggest pressure comes from within. You know what you want to do and what you're capable of.
You see, with me, when I'm nervous, I smile and laugh.
I don't feel guilty in having pleasure!
I deliberately returned slowly to training after Raphael was born and everything, apart from being bitten by a dog whilst out training in Monaco at the beginning of the year, has gone pretty well.
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