James Cracknell

James Cracknell | PepTalk Expert Speaker
James Cracknell | PepTalk Expert Speaker
Speaker, Gold Medal Winning Olympic Athlete And Extreme Adventurer
London
Discover the spirit of endurance and adventure with James Cracknell OBE, speaker, Olympic gold medalist, world champion, and adventurer extraordinaire.
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James Cracknell | Speaker Biography

Two-time Olympic Gold Medalist and World Champion Rower
Adventurer known for extreme endurance challenges and expeditions
Television presenter and author documenting his adventures and races

With two Olympic gold medals and six world championship titles, James Cracknell OBE is an inspiring sportsman, athlete and adventurer. In 2010, James Cracknell took on America- racing to cycle, run, row and swim from LA to New York in record time. It was during this trip that James suffered a near-fatal accident after being struck from behind by a truck while cycling through Arizona. After a difficult six-month recovery period, James went to the Canadian Yukon, completing The Coldest Race on Earth. These stunning adventures are transmitted as 'Unstoppable: The James Cracknell Trilogy' on Discovery. Following this, James made a series for Discovery, 'World's Toughest Expeditions'. The series sees James pushing himself to the limit of endurance. James has also completed the gruelling Amundsen Omega3 South Pole Race with friends Ben Fogle and Dr Ed Coats and 'The Race Across The Atlantic', again with Ben Fogle. Both journeys were aired on the BBC and were accompanied by the books Race to the Pole (MacMillan) and The Crossing. James' recent programming saw him and Ben cross the Empty Quarter on camelback, aired on the BBC in 2013, Ben & James Versus the Arabian Desert. James is in demand as an entertaining corporate and motivational host when not crossing oceans and continents. Not to mention training for marathons, the Great North Run and many other races in the UK. James is Vice President of the Charity 'Headway' and has been appointed to lead Policy Exchange work on obesity and physical activity.

Why Should You Book James Cracknell?

James Cracknell OBE embodies resilience, determination, and the power of overcoming adversity, making him an unparalleled source of inspiration for your team or business. His captivating stories of conquering the world's toughest expeditions will ignite a drive for excellence and innovation in your audience. Booking James ensures a transformative experience, encouraging a mindset shift towards achieving the seemingly impossible with unwavering perseverance.

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