Colin Jackson CBE is a former World Record Breaking Athlete, Presenter and Motivational Speaker
One of the greatest athletes in the history of British Athletics, Colin hung up his spikes in front of a roaring home crowd at the World Indoor Championships in Birmingham 2003.
It was a fitting end to the competitive career of one of the nation’s favourite sporting personalities, having decided to retire from the sport that he dominated for so long.
As a 110m hurdler, Colin Jackson ranked in the world top 10 for 16 years, was World No.1 from 1992-1994 and, for the last 7 years of his career, was never out of the world’s top 3.
He is still the World Record holder over 60mh indoors (7.30, Sindelfingen 1994). His World Record over 110mh outdoors (12.91, World Title, Stuttgart 1993) stood for over a decade.
On retirement, Colin made a seamless transition into broadcasting, most notably as an integral part of BBC Athletics, covering every major event since the Athens Olympics in 2004.
Recent highlights include the London Olympic Games in 2012, the Rio Games in 2016 and the 2017 World Championships.
Outside of sport, Colin kick-started his broadcasting career by co-hosting the BBC reality TV project Born to Win, where he led the nation’s largest search for Britain’s new sporting talent with Sally Gunnell and Dermot O’Leary.
Colin Jackson is one of the most respected and loved of all British sports stars and his down-to-earth approachable manner has endeared him to both public and media alike throughout his career.
With an outstanding competitive career behind him coupled with his fresh-faced charm and friendly warmth, Colin is the perfect choice as an inspirational motivational speaker.
Colin Jackson draws from his long and successful career which epitomised the emotional up’s and downs of the ultimate champion athlete.
He guides you through the lows of his defeat at the 1992 Barcelona Olympics and onto the highs of the World Championships that followed.
He speaks of the lessons he learnt and how he turned his bitter defeat into renewed motivation and focus.
He moves on to his steady relationship with his coach, Malcolm Arnold, his continually rising standards and consistent application in his quest for excellence. Colin discusses the importance of setting realistic goals and visualising and focusing on the end result, no matter what.
All of these factors contribute to the winning formula the British public witnessed for so long and now make for a truly inspiring motivational pitch.
- Consistent Application
- Raising Standards
- Striving for Excellence
- Goal Setting & Focus
- Pressure to Perform
- Mental Visualisation
Colin can also speak around Mental Health. He talks openly about Imposter Syndrome, his darker moments, coming out, body dysmorphia and wants to help others by talking about his story.
In line with his on screen presenting and commentary Colin is also a confident and charismatic conference and awards host. His warm and friendly approach will add a spark and charm to any event.