Colin Jackson CBE is a former World Record-Breaking Athlete, Presenter and Motivational Speaker.
As a 110m hurdler, Jackson was ranked in the world’s top 10 for 16 years. He was World No.1 from 1992-1994 and, for the last seven years of his career, was never out of the world’s top 3.
During a career in which he represented Great Britain and Wales, he won an Olympic silver medal, became World Champion (twice), World Indoor Champion, was undefeated at the European Championships for 12 years and was a two-time Commonwealth Champion.
His world record of 12.91 seconds for the 110m hurdles stood for over a decade and his 60 metres hurdles world record stood for over 26 years.
One of the greatest athletes in British Athletics history, Colin hung up his running spikes in 2003 after competing at the World Indoor Championships in Birmingham.
On retirement, Colin made a seamless transition into broadcasting, most notably as a member of the BBC Athletics presenting team. As a result, Colin has covered every significant athletics event since 2004.
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 search for Britain’s new sporting talent with Sally Gunnell and Dermot O’Leary.
Colin Jackson remains a respected and loved British sports star. His down-to-earth, approachable manner has endeared him to both public and media alike throughout his career.
Colin Jackson Motivational Speaker:
With an outstanding competitive career behind him, coupled with his fresh-faced charm and friendly warmth, Colin is the perfect choice as a motivational speaker.
Jackson draws from his long and successful career which epitomised the emotional up’s and downs of a champion athlete.
He guides you through the lows of his defeat at the 1992 Barcelona Olympics and the highs of his World Championship win.
Colin discusses 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 raising standards and consistent application in his quest for excellence. Colin explains the importance of setting realistic goals and visualising and focusing on the final result, no matter what gets in the way.
- Consistent Application
- Raising Standards
- Striving for Excellence
- Goal Setting & Focus
- Pressure to Perform
- Mental Visualisation
Mental Health Speaker
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.