To be an elite level athlete, representing your country in one sport is a huge achievement, but in two sports is virtually unheard of, enter British sprinter and bobsledder Joel Fearon. A record breaking athlete in both summer and winter sports, Fearon has competed in World Championships, Winter Olympics and World Cups proving his dominance as a sportsman. To reach these unheard of heights, Fearon credits his success to resilience, determination and dedication, qualities he instills in audiences as an inspirational speaker.
Making Great British history in the winter Olympics was the pinnacle of Fearon’s bobsledding career to date. Building up to the occasion, Fearon had only begun the sport in 2011, and had already achieved fifth place in the FIBT World Championship in 2013 and second in the Bobsleigh European Championship in 2014, when he stepped on the most prestigious stage in the world in 2014. Alongside his four man team, Fearon came third in the event at the Sochi 2014 Olympics after a doping scandal saw two teams disqualified. A double olympian, Fearon has since appeared in double bobsledding in PyeongChang in 2018, a dominant and persevering athlete.
Equally history making in his sprinting career, Fearon was announced as Britain’s fastest man of 2016, only the six Brit to run one hundred meters in less than ten seconds. Achieving a time of 9.96 seconds whilst in competition at the English Athletics Championships in 2016, Fearon gained a place in the British history books as the joint third fastest man, a title he still holds today. A monumental achievement for an athlete, Fearon also holds the UK second fastest time record for 60 meters, a testament to his dedication to athletics.
A formidable double athlete, with an Olympic medal and British record to his name, Fearon shows no signs of slowing down, his sights are firmly set on the next Summer Olympics. As a speaker, Fearon offers a completely unique talk as a world class athlete of two sports, he is able to evaluate the commonalities between his successes and the qualities that got him there, such as his unwavering focus, hard work and perseverance through setbacks. At events, Fearon links these qualities to the individual and businesses he presents to, instilling implementable techniques in his audiences, the mark of a truly talented speaker.