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Relive Michael Johnson’s 200m World Record in the 1996 Atlanta Olympics

200m world recordThinking ahead to this summer’s 2016 Olympic Games in Rio has got us thinking about that extraordinary night in Atlanta 20 years ago where Michael Johnson – one of the most successful Olympic Athletes of all time – broke the 200m world record in an eye-watering  time of 19.32 seconds.

Since retiring from Athletics, Michael has taken his drive and determination that saw him dominate athletics into the business world. Alongside his various successful business adventures, he has established himself as a highly sought-after inspirational and motivational speaker, having worked with some of the largest corporations in the world including Microsft, UBS and Sony. He has also developed his reputation as a leading television commentator and personality having worked for the BBC covering a number of high profile events including London 2012.

If you would like to book Michael for an event or conference, or to hear more about his speaking topics please get in touch at gus@chartwellspeakers.com

 

 

British explorer Tom Avery leads record-breaking Greenland crossing

Tom Avery speaker

A team of four British adventurers has broken the record for the fastest crossing of Greenland’s ice cap.

Led by polar explorer Tom Avery, the team used snow kites to travel 350 miles coast-to-coast in a time of nine days, 19 hours and 40 minutes. In temperatures of -25C over rough terrain, they knocked more than eight days off the previous record.

Snow-kiting is using kite power to glide on snow or ice wearing skis or a snowboard. The Greenland expedition team used snow kiting to propel them halfway across the country in just 17 hours. The team also endured a 21-hour trek on the last day of the expedition, pulling two heavy sleds of equipment each.

“We are black and blue, dehydrated, weather-beaten, frost-nipped – and it was all worth it,” Tom said. He predicted that “it probably would not be long” before he and his team are planning the next challenge.

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For more information on how to book Tom Avery as a speaker for your conference or client event, please get in touch with Leo von Bülow-Quirk at leo@chartwellspeakers.com or call on +44 (0) 20 7792 8000.

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