Three years ago I got an acoustic guitar... I started writing music. I thought: "These songs are quite good!" So I sent them off to various record companies and next thing I knew they'd been entered into the European country charts and one of my songs had reached number 13!
Athletics takes priority with the Olympic Games this year, but I do hope to continue a musical career afterwards.
Who is your athletics hero?
I used to watch Sebastian Coe, Steve Cram, Steve Ovett, Diane Modhal and Kelly Holmes when I was growing up so they are my British childhood heroes.
Are you nervous or excited about competing in Athens?
I've competed in five major championships so far so I think it's going to be a very similar sort of outlook.
I'm trying to not put too much emphasis on the Olympic Games because if I was to take a minute to think about it I think I would get really, really nervous.
How are you preparing for the competition - are you following a special eating plan?
I train six times a week twice a day. I generally have Fridays off and race at the weekend.
I eat lots of red meat, chicken, fish, plenty of vegetables and loads of fresh fruit - that's my diet.
I don't eat chocolate or cakes or crisps and I don't drink alcohol either.
What are you hoping to achieve at the Olympics?