Richard Whitehead

World Record Holder In Full and Half Marathons

Richard Whitehead

Paralympic athlete, Richard whitehead MBE, is a track champion and inspirational Olympic figurehead. Richard was born with a congenital condition which left him as a double through-knee amputee. Despite this, he continues to defy all odds and compete in a range of track competitions.

After breaking his own world record in marathon running, Nottingham-based Richard Whitehead is the current record holder in both full and half marathon times. He has won a total of nine gold medals across the Paralympics, IPC World Championships and IPC European Championships and gave a spectacular performance during the London 2017 World Para Athletic Championships, winning gold in the Men’s T42 200M and Bronze in the Men’s T42 100m.

Following his gold medal win in the London 2012 Olympics, a completed goal of running 40 marathons in 40 days for charity in 2013 and four further gold medal wins since, Richard Whitehead MBE once again raced in excellent form, taking home the bronze medal for the T42 100m race and the 200m gold.

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