Jason Gardener MBE is one of the UK’s all-time great sprinters. He achieved one of his ultimate ambitions when he led the Great Britain team to Olympic Gold in 2004 and broke the magical 10-second barrier for 100m.
During an illustrious career, he became Olympic, World, Commonwealth and European Champion, 60m, 100m and 4x100m Relay Team Sprinter. He was awarded an MBE in 2005 for his services to athletics. Since his retirement, Jason has gained an enviable reputation as an inspiring motivational speaker. He is one of a rare breed of athletes who can speak authoritatively and articulately about what it really takes to get to the top.
Jason is a person who understands how to plan for success and achieve dream goals even in the face of adversity. Like any elite athlete, Jason has shown determination, discipline and sacrifice. He has also overcome injury, failure and a hostile press.
Jason takes audiences on an inspirational journey from childhood dreams of Olympic glory, through setbacks and disappointments until the moment he achieved his ultimate goal: standing on the winner’s podium in Athens.