Quote Of The Day
“When I started working at St Mary’s in 2007, he’d already started the previous term and was a 1:52 runner and he happened to turn up at a training session. I had no one to coach because Mick Woods, Alan Storey or Mark Rowland were coaching everyone. I asked Mick who he was and Mick said, ‘He’s just this kid who turns up now and again.’ So I thought I’d go and have a chat with him. Six months later he ran 1:47 and a few years later he was in the Olympic final.”
– Craig Winrow, the coach of UK 800 Olympian Andrew Osagie, talking about how he became Osagie’s coach. Osagie, a two-time world indoor bronze medalist, holds the unfortunate distinction of getting last place in the 2012 Olympic 800 final with a time (1:43.77) that would have won any of the previous three Olympic finals.