Lancôme: You’ve spoken in the past about makeup and beauty routines playing an important role in your preparation for big sporting events. Is that still the case?
Dina: It’s part of the preparation process, that psychological feeling of being ready. I allocate an hour for hair and beauty before I race, sometimes I don’t need a full hour but having that time helps to calm me down. You can get jittery and shaky before a big event, but having to sit down to do your makeup requires control and concentration, you can’t have shaky hands while you do your eyeliner or you’ll poke your eye! You have to be really grounded and centred to do it, so it helps with my race preparation. I use setting spray and powder, and the last thing I put on is lip gloss. It’s a performance, it’s like going on stage, so I of course wear perfume.