For fourteen years Roger Black MBE represented Great Britain at the highest level in the world of athletics, both as an individual 400-metre runner and as a member of the 4×400 metre relay team.
His greatest achievement was winning the Olympic 400 metre Silver medal in 1996 and he is particularly admired for his triumphs over adversity, successfully overcoming several serious injuries and set backs throughout his career. He was British Men’s Team Captain, and was awarded the M.B.E. in 1992.
Roger Black is one of those unique people who have achieved both individually and as part of a team. He understands the dynamics of becoming a champion – how to dream a dream, set goals and take the necessary steps to fulfilling ones potential. Following his retirement from Athletics, Roger was a presenter for BBC Sport covering Olympic Games, World Athletic Championships, Commonwealth Games and European Championships. He also was a captain in the ever popular A Question of Sport.
Now one of the most respected and accomplished motivational speakers, Roger Black engages and inspires audiences with the lessons learnt throughout his athletics career, which resulted in him achieving his dream of standing on the Olympic rostrum in Atlanta in 1996.