Matt Elias
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Matt Elias

Star Sign: Taurus
Date of Birth: 25 April 1979
Lives: Cardiff
Event: Former 400m Hurdler
Achievements & Honours
1997 Welsh Junior record for 400m hurdles on GB Junior debut
1998 Commonwealth Games Bronze (4x400m)
2001 European U23 Championships Gold in 400m Hurdles and 4x400m
2002 Commonwealth Games Silver in 400m Hurdles and 4x400m
2002 European Championships Gold (4x400m)
2004 Olympic Games 4x400m finalist
2006 Commonwealth Games semi finalist, 400m Hurdles

Retired from Athletics in 2010
Interesting Facts  
My Heroes: Linford Christie, Michael Johnson and Jamie Baulch
What Drives Me: The desire to be one of the greatest athletes Wales and GB has ever produced. To finish my career knowing that I gave everything I had!
Likes: Training hard, challenging myself to be better
Dislikes: Injuries
What makes me cry?: Just missing an Olympic medal in Athens
Favourite TV Shows: The Big Bang Theory – just genius!
Favourite Music: From hip hop to classical and rock! Kings of Leon
Best Brands: For casual clothing, I love Hollister
How I got started?: Both my parents were athletes and PE teachers, but loved it from the first moment I did a race at junior sports day