If you never give up, you'll be successful.
It's important for me to think I'm mixed-race.
To me, the decathlon is its own little society and I am part of that culture.
As a young athlete, it was first about having fun; then it was about winning.
As a young child, I was never a crier. I never cried to get my way, or even when I was in pain.
The decathlon includes ten separate events and they all matter. You can't work on just one of them.
When I was little, I wasn't allowed to put sugar on my breakfast cereal because it made me so hyper.
Take pride in exactly what it is you do and remember it's okay to fail as long as you don't give up.
There is nothing better than having a personal-best day, being in shape and pushing myself beyond my own limits.