Kriss Akabusi Bedfordsire, UK
- Olympic gold medalist
- Popular television personality
- Expert on peak performance and motivation
Kriss Akabusi MBE is an Olympian, Presenter, Author and considered one of the most inspirational speakers in the UK. Kriss is famous for his outstanding achievements in athletics where his greatest individual triumph was his Gold Medal in the 1990 European Championships when he also beat David Hemery’s 22 year old British Record.
He began his international athletic career in 1983 as a member of the 4×400 metre relay squad and will always be remembered for famously helping Britain clinch the Gold by beating the Americans in the World Championships 4×400 metre relay in Tokyo in 1991. In 1992 as 3 x Olympic medallist, World, European and Commonwealth Champion Kriss was awarded the MBE by Her Majesty The Queen in her Birthday Honours List in recognition of his services to the country through athletics.
After athletics, Chris began a career in television and entertainment when he presented The Big Breakfast. This was followed with a full time position as co-presenter with BBC’s Record Breakers. Since then, he has presented various programmes and appears regularly on game and chat shows where the brief is ‘fun and entertainment’.
Kriss Akabusi is currently the CEO of a corporate communications and public relations company where his marvellous personality and reputation as a fantastic public speaker has made him a very popular and attractive advocate. He is also an accredited personal coach, having qualified at the Hudson Institute of Santa Barbara. He is one of only four qualified Hudson Institute coaches in the UK.