David Moorcroft OBE

Record-Breaking, Medal-Winning Distance Runner

David Moorcroft

Incredible middle and long-distance runner, David Moorcroft OBE has smashed records and won some of the toughest races in the history of athletics. As an Olympic speaker, he can discuss with his audience the key traits needed for sporting success, including determination and peak performance.

David’s biggest achievements include gold medals in the 5000m at the 1982 Australia Commonwealth Games and in the 1500m at the 1978 Canada Commonwealth Games. In 1981, he came first in the European Cup 5000m. David has also won silver and bronze medals in various European Championships. Plagued by crippling injuries, including a broken leg and a pelvic disorder which prevented him from winning more medals, David hung up his track shoes in the late 1980s. He was later appointed an MBE in 1983 and an OBE in 1998, for services to sport.

In 1997, David became Chief Executive of UK Athletics, a job he held for 10 years. The Olympic speaker is still the UK record holder for the 3000m race. Watching David run stirred emotions and lifted people’s spirits, a sentiment which he brings to his presentations. Audiences who witness David speaker are frequently inspired by David’s story of guts, passion and commitment. Just watch his 5000m record-breaking victory in Oslo in 1982 and you cannot fail to be moved.

Testimonials of his speeches describe Dabid as “absolutely fantastic”. This down to earth Olympian is the perfect speaker or event host, thanks to his captivating nature and insightful story. Immensely motivational and dedicated to his audience, David is a booking opportunity not to be missed.

To book David Moorcroft OBE for your corporate event, function or conference, simply contact the Champions Speakers agency using the contact details below.

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When featuring at events David is known to discuss such topics as:

  • Drive & Determination
  • Peak Performance
  • Overcoming Adversity
  • Sports & Olympic Speaking
  • Dealing With Pressure

Over the course of his career David earned the following achievements:

  • Gold medal at the 1982 Australia Commonwealth Games
  • Gold medal at the 1978 Canada Commonwealth Games
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