18 Mar Quick Fire Questions with Lee Emanuel


Name: Lee Emanuel

DOB: 24/01/1985

Event: 1,500, 3000

Coach: Joseph Franklin


How did you get into athletics?

I came 2nd in my school house cross country race and from there was put into the school cross team. So started doing a few local races

Did your mum or dad ever win the parent sports day race at school?

I don’t think we even had one at my school. Maybe they did not win and I blocked out the memory.

Greatest achievement to date?

Finishing 2nd at European Indoor Championships in 2015.

Favourite session?

200, 400, 600, 800, 1000, 800, 600, 400, 200. With a minute recover after 200 to 600 and 90 seconds after the 800 and k.

Favourite place to run?

Bosque river trails in Albuquerque

Sporting hero?

Dwight Yorke, When he played for Aston Villa. Not United!

Weird habit?

Eat pizza pre race as often as I can

Favourite film?

Cool Runnings

Cross country or track?

Track, not even a question I am a retired cross country athlete.

Can you do a cartwheel?

No, forward roll was the peak of my gymnastic powers.

If you could visit anywhere in the world where would it be?


What was the last book you read?

Currently reading Harry Redknapps autobiography. Its nail biting.

If you were running a great session but stumbled and were in the process of falling, would you try and stop your Garmin before you hit the ground? Be honest.

No but I would as soon as I got up.

Favourite crisp?

Very tough one so many great choices, Roast beef Monster Munch I think. Or though not happy that you now get 8 crisps in a bag of them

Pet hates?20141019_080016

Not sure I have any, Not having a pet hate is my pet hate.

If you could go on a date with anyone who would it be?

My girlfriend. Or Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson on a man date

Would you rather be allergic to safety pins or have a magnetic body that attracted them?

Magnetic body would be cool

In 10 years time…?

Will have a beer belly