Donna Fraser

Former Olympic Athlete and inspirational speaker

 

Donna was amazing. She captivated the audience and held the interest of both the children and their parents. Highly inspirational and such a normal person for all her successes, she didn’t mind how many photos she was asked to pose for. I would both use her again and recommend her.
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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.

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.

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