Derek Redmond

World Gold Medallist Inspirational Speaker and Motivational Speaker


Derek’s presentation was perfectly balanced and professionally delivered, with exactly the right amount of humour. It was packed with all the elements we wanted to make this event a huge success for our team of over 400, and everyone left on a tremendous ‘high’. He was inspirational, motivational and relevant, especially as his own experiences can be so closely aligned with those we experience in business. A consummate professional and a delight to work with.
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Former British sprinter Derek Redmond led a successful career throughout the 80s and 90s. Gold within the successful British quartet who claimed the 4 x 400m relay gold at the 1986 Commonwealth games, Derekwon a multitude of titles within that discipline including the 1991 World Championships and the 1986 European Championships, cementing his superiority. A smiley and passionate individual, his successes and personality help his cause as an Olympic Speaker, specialising as a motivational speaker and after dinner speaker.

A favourite as an after dinner speaker at a range of events and occasions, Derek Redmond went down in Olympic history during the 1992 Barcelona games; suffering a torn hamstring half way through the 400m semi-final Redmond continued to limp to race, eventually assisted over the line with the support of his father. An image which has been immortalised within the games and shows a divine sense of courage, determination and a never say die attitude, Redmond still carries these values into his role as a sports speaker.

Specializing as an Olympic Speaker, the attendance of Derek Redmond as an after dinner speaker at events, conferences and occasions can increase the accomplishment of the event; reliving that famous moment in 1992 as well as his medal winning competitions, Redmond is able to deliver a concise and eloquent after dinner speech that will help inspire and motivate everyone to continue to thrive for success through adversity.

Retiring from athletics in 1994 Derek Redmond went on to represent Great Britain in Basketball, and later undertook a role with UK Athletics as the Director of Development for hurdles and sprinting. A motivational speaker at conferences at events, Derek Redmond is an exceptional addition as a sports speaker to all occasions.

A Derek Redmond presentation provides the keys to:

  • Team Building
  • Goal Setting
  • Overcoming Obstacles
  • Performance