Ed McKeever MBE

Olympic K1 200M Canoe Champion

European and Olympic Canoe Sprint Champion Ed McKeever MBE is an accomplished after dinner speaker and Olympic Speaker. Winning the K1 200m canoe event at the London 2012 Olympic Games threw McKeever into the limelight. The part-time accountant claimed two medals at the 2010 ICF Canoe Sprint World Championships including Gold and Silver in the K1 200m and the K1 4 x 200m events respectively, and now delivers as a respected sports speaker.

McKeever has quietly gone about his business in a sport which prior to London 2012 wasn’t as well recognised throughout the media. During the London 2012 qualifying rounds, McKeever scored an Olympics best time of 35.087 seconds, eventually claiming the gold medal within that event. In fact, ever since McKeever moved from the 500m events down to the 200m disciplines in 2009, he has finished on the podium every time, citing that the events suits his physicality more.

A very humble athlete with his feet firming rooted on the ground, he didn’t let his home Olympic success go to his head, continuing on his pathway to becoming a fully chartered accountant. A proficient sports speaker and athlete who is equally as capable as delivering after dinner speaker duties despite his appeared reserved nature, McKeever is more than happy to delve into the details surrounding his Olympic success.

Hailed as the Usain Bolt of the water, McKeever is continually committed to trying to raise the exposure surrounding canoeing and sprint canoe competitions- therefore his role as an Olympic speaker carries more significance not only for himself but equally for his sport.

A humble champion and sportsman, Ed McKeever has built an excellent platform for himself as an inspirational speaker to raise the exposure of his sport, whilst demonstrating the realities of some international sports stars whom are having to balance their training and competition with a full time job. An admirable man, Ed McKeever is available as an Olympic Speaker for all event, occasions and conferences.

To book Ed McKeever as the sports speaker for your corporate event, function or conference, simply contact the Champions Speakers agency by emailing agent@championsukplc.com or by calling a booking agent directly on 0207 1010 553.

When at corporate events, Ed is known to cover the following topics:

  • Olympic Speaker
  • Sports Speaker
  • Peak Performance
  • Motivational and Inspirational
  • Drive & Determination