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Adopting a new healthier lifestyle can involve changing diet to include more fresh fruit and vegetables as well as increasing levels of exercise.

Adopting a new healthier lifestyle can involve changing diet to include more fresh fruit and vegetables as well as increasing levels of exercise.

My first love is the sport, and it will always be my priority. ---->>>

Some of today's athletes do not have that kind of pride. They left school at 16, have never had a job in their life and are getting Lottery funding, earning money as an athlete. ---->>>

If you criticise something then you have to have an alternative, but we do have to try and improve things. ---->>>

I think the athletes respond well to me because I have been successful. ---->>>

I don't think there are really enough meetings in Britain for our athletes to compete properly, and because of this a lot of the talent we have has been stunted. ---->>>

But I sometimes think we have too much of a fixation about 2012. ---->>>

I am a coach on the outside of the establishment and that works. ---->>>

There was no money in the sport but we'd be out there day in, day out, rain or shine, doing it. ---->>>

I coach a few guys and they work very, very hard, but in our day we did it because we just loved it. ---->>>

I know what it takes to get to the top. ---->>>

Obviously I was disappointed when it fell into disuse, because it was my own track named after me, but I am sure all those youngsters we lost will be coming back, and I certainly intend to be down here as much as I can, coaching and advising. ---->>>

I think it's great that they are getting funding, but it's just too easy. They don't have to work for it. We did it because we had pride, because we loved it. ---->>>

I have got better things to do in working with my athletes who I feel are going to be involved in 2012. ---->>>

We have got to go out there and deliver, go on the streets and find athletes, improve facilities around the country and find coaches. We have got to go out there and search for a star. ---->>>

Biography

Nationality: British
Born: 04-02, 1960
Birthplace: Saint Andrew, Jamaica
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Occupation: Athlete
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Linford Cicero Christie OBE (born 2 April 1960) is a Jamaican-born British former sprinter. He is the only British man to have won gold medals in the 100 metres at all four major competitions open to British athletes: the Olympic Games, the World Championships, the European Championships and the Commonwealth Games (wikipedia)