Olympic sprinter, Ojie Edoburun

Ojie Edoburun

100m & 200m sprinter who was part of the 4 x 100m Team GB relay squad at the Rio Olympics. In 2017 he is focused on the IAAF World Championships in London and ready to make his mark in the sprint world! We caught up with Ojie ahead of his ambassador month with us in June.

 

How did you get involved in sprinting?
I ran at a sports day for my secondary school, a worker at the track liked the way I ran and he said I should come down to the local track. Once I came I fell in love with the sport and haven’t looked back since.

Growing up, who was your all-time inspirational sports person?
Donovan Bailey, I’ve always loved the way he runs. And the way he won the Olympics was so impressive.

What advice would you give to a young, aspiring sprinter?
Always believe in yourself, and never get disheartened if things don’t go to plan.

Best sprinting achievement so far?
European junior champion 2015 100m

What are your top three sport nutrition tips?

  1. Stay hydrated!
  2. Be wise with meal choices
  3. Eat your greens!

What are your top three training tips?

  1. Always be willing to take criticism
  2. Be a sponge – take in information and apply it
  3. Don’t overthink things. Always have fun and be focused

Tell us something that most people don't know about you?
I enjoy creative directing. I really enjoy editing and making videos.

Can you give us an insight into your pre-race morning routine?
I usually listen to music, I sometimes watch movies and tv shows to take my mind off competing. But as the time draws nearer I get into my zone and I’m ready to perform.

Why do you use Beet It Sport and how has it helped you?
Beet It Sport is an amazing product, I feel more rejuvenated, recovered and ready to train and compete better.