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Donna Fraser Former Olympic Athlete and inspirational speaker for schools

'Donna Fraser is the current Vice President of UK Athletics. She is tasked with overseeing the success of the UK's current athletes and creating the pathway for the potential world champions of tomorrow. 

The journey to reaching this role included 6 consecutive English Schools 200m titles and a European Junior 400m gold medal. With the support of Croydon Harriers AC, she knew grassroots success was vital to her drive to go professional in 1996. 

Known as the "Grandma of athletics" and been referred to as "fine wine" Donna Fraser athletics career spans back over a decade and has an amazing story to share on and off the track, including the highs and lows. As an exceptional Junior, she won 6 Consecutive English School titles in the 200m, as well as becoming European Junior Champion in 1991. She made a smooth transition in the Senior Athletics arena where she went on to compete for her country on numerous occasions and earned recognition as a serious World Class athlete when she came 4th at the Syndey 2000 Olympic Games, breaking the 50 second barrier for the first time.  

Donna Fraser had one of her best years in 2005, where she achieved a fine 200/m400m double at the AAA Championships and was the first athlete to do so since 1945.  In 2002, 2005 and 2007 she helped Britain to 4x400m relay bronze in the World Championships and became the BBC Athlete of the Year in 2005.

Donna Fraser's Journey that started off with a distance of 200m, turned into 400m, has become so much more and is far from over.'yA Journey that started off with a distance of 200m, turned into 400m, has become so much more and is far from over.

Donna Fraser  is now  busy undertaking Motivational Speaking to corporate business and schools across the UK

Key topics:

Teamwork, 

Motivation, 

Inspiration 

Donna Fraser Inspirational speaker

Donna Fraser Former Olympic Athlete and inspirational speaker for schools

'Donna Fraser is the current Vice President of UK Athletics. She is tasked with overseeing the success of the UK's current athletes and creating the pathway for the potential world champions of tomorrow. 

The journey to reaching this role included 6 consecutive English Schools 200m titles and a European Junior 400m gold medal. With the support of Croydon Harriers AC, she knew grassroots success was vital to her drive to go professional in 1996. 

Donna Fraser went on to compete against the world's best in 5 World Championships, 1 European Championship, 2 Commonwealth Games and 4 consecutive Olympics Games. Most notably, the legendary 400m final in Sydney won by Cathy Freeman, with Donna Fraser narrowly missing out on a medal finishing 4th.

 Although Donna Fraser has many accolades to be proud of, she has faced many obstacles on her journey. She had to take three years out the sport due to an ongoing Achilles injury, and then returned back to action and competed at elite level athletics at the 2004 Olympic Games.

In 2009 Donna Fraser  was forced to retire from the world of athletics due to her being diagnosed with breast cancer; in that same year she made a life changing decision to undertake a mastectomy. With the 2012 Olympic Games being held in London, Donna Fraser’s passion to inspire others, drove her to return to the track in 2012. She achieved the qualifying time to compete at the Olympic trials, which was a personal goal she had set following her breast cancer ordeal. 

Since her retirement Donna Fraser has been busy  on the  Television and in the media appearances

She has appeared on Total Wipeout,  she is a regular on Sky Sports News and CNN, BBC Radio; 5 Live, BBC London and many more !

Donna Fraser is an Ambassador for Breast Cancer Now , a Patron for  Support Sport Through Sport  and a Corporate Health and Well Being Expert 

From 2011 to 2015 she was a member of the  Olympians Committee  

Donna Fraser was also President of the South of England Athletics Association, then late in 2015, she took on her current role as the Vice President of UK Athletics. 

Donna Fraser's Journey that started off with a distance of 200m, turned into 400m, has become so much more and is far from over.'yA Journey that started off with a distance of 200m, turned into 400m, has become so much more and is far from over.

Donna Fraser  is now  busy undertaking Motivational Speaking to corporate business and schools across the UK

Key topics:

Teamwork, 

Motivation, 

Inspiration 

Battling against the odds


Achievements

Commonwealth Games:
1994 part of the 4x400m relay squad
1998 - Bronze, 400m, Bronze, 4x100m relay and Silver, 4x400m relay

European Championships
1998 6th, 400m final and Bronze, 4x400m relay

World Championships:
1997 400m semi finalist
1999 400m
2001 400m semi finalist
2005 Bronze, 4x400m relay
2007 Bronze, 4x400m relay

Olympic Games:
1996 Quarter finalist, 400m
2000 4th, 400m
2004 Semi finalist, 400m
2008 part of the 4x400m relay squad

 
Donna Fraser  is available for:
After Dinner speeches, Award ceremonies, Business and corporate events

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