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Mark Richardson   Olympic Silver medallist and motivational speaker


Mark Richardson is an Olympic Silver Medallist & former World Champion 4 x 400m relay runner and uniquely is the only European athlete to have beaten the world record holder Michael Johnson over 400m.

Now a Leadership Development Consultant at Lane4, which is a leader in the field of Human Performance, Mark understands how to deliver and sustain personal best performance.

Mark Richardson's passion is creating growth mindsets in everyone that he works with, from young people to senior executives at the leadership helm of organisations.  Helping to unleash higher levels of performance in people and connecting them to goals that command their thoughts, liberate their energy and inspire their hopes is what drives him now.

Mark Richardson   Olympic Silver medallist, inspirational and motivational speaker

Mark Richardson former Olympic Silver medallist, inspirational and motivational speaker

Mark Richardson is an Olympic Silver Medallist & former World Champion 4 x 400m relay runner and uniquely is the only European athlete to have beaten the world record holder Michael Johnson over 400m.

Now a Leadership Development Consultant at Lane4, which is a leader in the field of Human Performance, Mark understands how to deliver and sustain personal best performance.

His passion is creating growth mindsets in everyone that he works with, from young people to senior executives at the leadership helm of organisations.  Helping to unleash higher levels of performance in people and connecting them to goals that command their thoughts, liberate their energy and inspire their hopes is what drives him now.

Mark Richardson has the most compelling story to tell, which is engaging, motivating and describes how he overcame adversity to reach his goals.

Watching the 1984 LA Olympics was a pivotal moment in Mark’s life.  The magic, aura and mystic of that event proved to be intoxicating for Mark.  He was simply awestruck by the silky skills and the utter dominance of Carl Lewis who managed to emulate the feat of the legendary Jesse Owens, clinching four Gold Medals in the Los Angeles Olympic Games.  From that fateful moment Mark knew that he wanted to become an Olympic athlete.    

His career was an emotional roller-coaster and he had to demonstrate extreme resilience and mental toughness throughout.  In 1996 his Olympic dream was nearly wrecked by injury and illness.  Against the odds Mark made the Olympic team and emerged as one of the quartet of GB heroes.  On route to the silver medal Mark ran the fastest relay leg ever recorded by a British relay, running a rolling leg of 43.52.

Mark Richardson has won major honours at all the major Athletic Championships including

•    Olympic Silver Medal at the 1996 Atlanta Centennial Games in the 4 x 400m relay
•    World Championship Gold Medal in the 4 x 400m relay - Athens 1997
•    European Championships 400m Bronze Medal & 4 x 400m relay Gold – Budapest 1998
•    Commonwealth Games double Silver Medallist 400m & 4 x 400m relay – Kuala Lumpar 1998

Uniquely Mark is the only European athlete to have beaten the World Record holder Michael Johnson over the 400m

Mark Richardson has a high level of presenting experience having worked with BBC Radio 5 Live athletics commentary team at the Athens Olympics, Helsinki World Athletic Championships, and the Manchester Commonwealth Games.  Mark is currently working as the track side reporter for Sky Sports.

Mark understands exactly what it takes to be successful in both sport and business. He is driven and committed to inspiring others to reach their goals and will leave delegates motivated energised and ready for action.

Topics Include:

Leadership
Goal setting
The power of the Olympics
Inspiration – child hood dreams
Dealing with adversity/setbacks
Commitment
Determination

Mark is available for:

Motivational Speeches
Award ceremonies
Conference keynotes
After Dinner

"Mark is enthusiastic, innovative and a great communicator. He is a pleasure to deal with and great fun too."
Brian Hardie Head of Brand Parcelforce

"I cannot praise Mark enough. He was inspirational, and had queues of pupils waiting for his autograph. He made a brilliant speech, and tailored it exactly to our requirements. I hope he felt welcome in our school and that he enjoyed the evening as much as we did."
Jonathan Rockey Westbourne High School

"Mark's speech was excellent and appreciated by everyone. A big thank you to Mark for helping to make the conference a great success"
Kath Pemberton Greater Manchester Sports Partnerships

"The evening was a great success Mark's input was nothing short of fantastic"
Paul Bickerton Hampshire County Council

“Having someone of Mark’s calibre at our annual sports awards really increased the profile of the event. His speaking was clear, interesting and inspirational to everyone. His enthusiasm for supporting local sport really shone through and he even stayed around to sign autographs and appear in photos with attendees”.
Tom Burton St Albans Sport & Health Development Assistant Manager

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