Richard Whitehead, MBE
We’re proud to partner with Paralympian and world record holder Richard Whitehead – he knows a thing or two about distance running, holding the world record in his class for both full and half marathons.
In 2013, he took on the challenge of a lifetime, running 40 marathons in 40 days. He covered the length of Great Britain and raised £1,000,000 for charities, including Sarcoma UK of which Richard is patron. Richard is also the Paralympic and World T42 200m sprint champion and won gold medals at London 2012 (in a world record time of 24.38 seconds) and Rio 2016 (beating his own record with a new world record time of 23.03 seconds). He also took silver in the T42 100m in 12.32 seconds.
In 2013 Richard received an MBE for services to athletics and he was given the Lifetime Achievement Award at the 2016 Nottingham Post Sports Awards.
Richard holds a firm belief that disability should be no barrier to achieving your goals. His mantra? To live life without limits, accept who you are and push the barriers as far as they’ll go.
To find out more about Richard Whitehead MBE you can visit his website.