James Cracknell

Double Olympic Champion & World Record Holder

British Rowing legend and double Olympic champions, James Cracknell is one of the nation’s best known Olympians and sporting personalities.  James has also created an illustrious career outside of rowing in media, broadcasting and politics, showing that his mindset, drive and determination go hand-in-hand no matter what he focuses on.

As an Olympic speaker, Cracknell delivers invaluable advice about achieving peak performance as well as relaying stories from other adventures and accomplishments he has taken on since his retirement from sport. James’ engaging and informative approach as an after dinner speaker and event host make James a favourite amongst audiences on every occasion.

James won Olympic gold in both the 2000 Sydney Games and 2004 Athens Games. James was part of a golden era for British rowing alongside Steve Redgrave and Matthew Pinsent, winning consecutive World Championships on the journey to Olympic Gold. James’ consistency and continuous display of world class form pays tribute to his tireless work to maintain peak performance throughout his career, a skill that James can transfer between sporting and business environments as an Olympic speaker.

After retiring from competitive sport, James turned his hand to some of the most challenging races and challenges the world has to offer. In 2005, Cracknell teamed up with friend Ben Fogle to compete in the Atlantic Rowing Race, crossing the vast expanse of water in just under 50 days and achieving second place for their respective class of rower. Their outstanding achievement was documented in a BBC Production; Through Hell and High Water, as well a book written by the pair.

The pair suffered from gruesome injuries and mental trauma yet overcame all adversities to finish in remarkable time. An ability to achieve goals no matter the obstacles faced make James a sought after motivational speaker and sports speaker.

James has also proven a wonderful ability to present and commentate on sport, motoring, cookery and gardening with eloquence and charm. Cracknell forms part of ITV coverage of the World Superbike Championship as well as Channel 4’s Red Bull Air Race Series. A desirable TV Presenter, James can provide his valuable insight and views on a wide range of topics with utmost professionalism and warmth.

Equally adept as an event host or conference facilitator, James can establish an underlying theme as a keynote speaker whilst ensuring the event goes to plan and runs on time throughout the entirety of the proceedings.

To book James Cracknell 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, James is known to cover the following topics:

  • Olympic Speaker
  • Mental Health & Wellbeing
  • Sports Speaker
  • Overcoming Adversity
  • Peak Performance
  • Achieving Goals
  • Maximising Success
  • Charity Work