Richard Whitehead, MBE
He’s a massive source of inspiration for people who have an aim they want to achieve, so we’re proud to partner with Paralympian and world record holder Richard Whitehead MBE.
Born without his lower legs, he has never let this stop him in his quest to be the best that he can be at running and his achievements speak for themselves…
Richard holds the world record in his class for both full and half marathons. In 2013, he embarked 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, winning gold at the London 2012 and Rio 2016 Olympics. He also won silver for the T42 100m in Rio.
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.
‘What’s His Aim’ now?… well it’s big of course - gold in Tokyo in 2020. Not bad for a man who will be in his mid-40s!!
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.