In 2017 Colin hit the headlines for a bet he was undertaking. Having ballooned to 94 kg (14.8 stone) since retiring from athletics, he stands to win £1700 after finishing a 5k in under 16 minutes in 2017. If he failed he had to have the names of seventeen of his friends tattooed onto his back. He finished the race in 15:38 thus beating the bet significantly.
|Representing United Kingdom|
|2005||European U23 Championships||Erfurt, Germany||14th (h)||1500m||3:46.66|
|2010||European Team Championships||Bergen, Norway||1st||1500 m||3:46.70|
|European Championships||Barcelona, Spain||9th||1500 m||3:44.78|
- Huebsch, Tim (19 November 2017). "Ex-world-class runner breaks 16:00 for 5K, avoids 17 tattoos as part of bet". Canadian Running. Retrieved 3 May 2018.
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