Richard Whitehead

Full & Half Marathon Athlete, Paralympic Champion Sprinter & Patron Of Sarcoma UK



How to hire Richard Whitehead

Contact the Champions Speakers Agency to provisionally enquire about hiring Richard Whitehead for your next event, today. To get in touch, simply call an official booking agent on 0207 1010 553 or email us at [email protected] for more information.

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During the COVID-19 pandemic, Richard attended many virtual events, booked as an exciting guest speaker. Read the feedback he has received below.

"Thanks so much for arranging the call with Richard, super useful and will hopefully speed up the content creation process!" - Martha, Manager, Gravity Road PR


Richard is regularly booked to engage audiences at in-person events, read his latest feedback below.

"Just wanted to let you know that Richard was a success yesterday. He is so nice and the story worked well with the theme of the event." - PHD Media Worldwide

"Richard was fabulous last week – he was so inspiring and I know our guests really enjoyed hearing his story." - Natalie, Nottingham Partners

"The event was amazing and I must say Richard was exceptional. He came up top in feedback as the favourite speaker for the day and a lot of comments about being very inspirational." - Emily, Frasers Group

  • 2021 - Silver medallist in the T61 200m at the 2020 Tokyo Paralympic Games
  • 2019 - Captain of the Dubai Para-Athletic World Championship team 
  • 2016 - Gold & Silver medallist in 100m & 200m at the 2016 Rio Paralympic Games 
  • 2013 - Completed 40 marathons in 40 days, travelling from John O'Groats to Lands End to raise money for Sarcoma UK & Scope 
  • 2012 - Gold medallist at the 2012 London Paralympic Games in the 200m 
  • 2010 - Broke the World Record for the Chicago Marathon as an athlete with lower-limb amputations 
  • 2006 - Sledge Hockey player at the 2006 Turin Winter Paralympic Games 
  • 4 x Gold medallist, 1 x Bronze medallist at the IPC World Championships 
  • 3 x Gold medallist, 1 x Bronze medallist at the IPC European Championships
  • Patron of Sarcoma UK, Footprints Conductive Education Centre & the Gedling Sports Partnership 
  • Appointed MBE