What can athletic speakers teach us about overcoming adversity?
When you are an athlete, failure is usually more common than success. Though the sound crowds roaring your name when you come first make up for the years of training and last-place finishes, their ability to overcome adversity is what allows them to push past disappointment. In the early stages of an athlete’s career, the journey to first place can take years of gruelling training, honing their form and building their skillset. During this period, their ability to overcome hurdles can make or break an athlete.
Take Derek Redmond, for example. He trained his entire life to compete at the Olympics, setting British records and winning gold medals in the process.
At the 1992 Barcelona Olympic Games, Derek was primed ready to compete in the 400 metres. Nothing could stop him, until a disastrous injury dismantled all of his hard work, there and then. With a torn hamstring, Derek hobbled over the finish line in the arms of his father. However, in that moment, Derek proved that sometimes, finishing in the face of adversity means more than taking first place. No one remembers who won that race, but everyone remembers the standing ovation that Derek earned when he crossed that finish line.
How do I book an athletic speaker?
With Champions Speakers, booking an athletic speaker is quick and simple. All you have to do is provide the details of your event, including your brief and budget, and a dedicated booking agent will provide a selection of speakers for you to choose from. Handpicked with your requirements in mind, we allow you to choose the perfect speaker, without having to go through thousands of options yourself.
From there, we will manage invoices, contracts and communication with the speaker on your behalf. If your event is overseas, our team of experienced agents can also book travel and accommodation reservations, as well as secure international working visas, leaving you to enjoy your chosen athletic speaker. The perfect addition to your event is just a phone call away.