HAROLD "TRE" HOUSTON
SPORT: Athletics, Track and Field
Qualified for the Olympic Games 2016
Broke the 100 metre and 200 metre record
in the 2013 Island Games; made the World
Championships; ran in front of 90,000
people in Beijing.
>>HOW I GOT STARTED
My father, Lloyd Van Putten, got me into it.
I grew up playing football, and my dad noticed
that I had some speed. Funny story: I used to
run the wrong way on the pitch and score in
the wrong goal!
>>HOW I TRAIN
I train twice a day Monday through Friday, and
lift weights first thing in the morning at 5 a.m.
on Mondays, Wednesday and Fridays. It can
get tedious sometimes, but the repetition is
crucial. I also do speed work, endurance work
and block work.
I mainly eat fish, chicken, lean meats, rice and
vegetables. Sometimes I’ll indulge in a steak,
but usually only once a month. I’m really trying
to be stricter about my diet. I stay away from
things like candy and chocolate, and am trying
to eat more fruits.
>>HOW I GOT INSPIRED
When it comes down to work ethic, I’d have to
say my parents have been my greatest inspiration.
>>WHAT I DO IN MY FREE TIME
I’ve started a logo/brand for myself, so it’s
been fun to play around with some marketing
concepts...I love working on my brand. I read,
play pool and hang out with friends. I also
enjoy living on the edge, and would love to try
something like skydiving.