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.
Richard knows a thing or two about distance running, holding 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 and won gold medal at London 2012 in a world record time of 24.38 seconds and competing again in the 2016 Rio Paralympics.
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.