Iwan Thomas MBE


One of the very best 400m runners Great Britain has ever produced, Iwan Thomas MBE holds the British and Commonwealth records for 400m and enjoyed multiple victories during his time in the spotlight of world athletics. Iwan’s initial breakthrough into world Athletics came as part of the 4x400m relay team that travelled to the World Junior Championships and finished fifth overall, from then on Iwan trained tirelessly to become the best in his discipline and achieve his ambitions in the process.

A wonderful Olympic speaker, Iwan compels audiences with his anecdotal stories of world Athletics as well as participating in question and answer sessions with guests.

Throughout his career, Iwan battled injury, including a stress fracture to his ankle in 1999 that required telescopic injury. Further trouble with this including damage to his Achilles ruled Iwan out for the 2004 Olympics as well as the 2006 Commonwealth Games.

Iwan learnt to overcome adversity whilst competing on an international level, a skill that is universally applicable to a wide range of corporate and personal environments, making Iwan a formidable sports speaker.

Iwan never officially retired from World athletics, however his blooming media and broadcasting career has taken a prominent role in his career over recent years. An enthusiastic and humorous on-screen personality, Iwan has led coverage as a TV Presenter of the Paralympics for Channel 4, as well as a multitude of panel shows, documentaries and celebrity challenge programmes, including Superstars.

Thomas continues to venture into the media career today. Having made various appearances on programmes including Strictly Come Dancing, MotoGP Tonight and Countdown, he remains an instantly recognisable figure. He has also presented for the Paralympic Games in 2016.

Iwan is as comfortable on camera as he is in front of a large audience, making him an ideal event and conference host. Iwan interacts with the audience wonderfully and is more than happy to participate in question and answer sessions and deliver anecdotal tales of his time in the spotlight of World Athletics.

A perfect Olympic speaker, Iwan divides his speeches into practical advice about maximising success and being the best you can be with insights into a sport you may never see on camera.

To book Iwan Thomas as the Olympic speaker for your corporate event, function or conference, simply contact the Champions Speakers agency using the contact details below.

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

  • Olympic Speaker
  • Sports Speaker
  • Overcoming Adversity
  • Peak Performance
  • Drive & Determination
  • Motivational Olympic Speaker

“A lot of young people can relate to Iwan’s determination, dedication and desire”
– Tottenham Hotspur Foundation

“Iwan has been a long term supporter of the OCS Young Sports Person of the Year Awards, presenting awards, providing video clips, interviewing and inspiring our finalists. Iwan is able to communicate his passion in an engaging and enthusiastic manner.”