James Cracknell MBE
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James Cracknell - Motivational Speaker

James Cracknell MBE is an experienced and entertaining conference speaker, motivational speaker and awards host. He is an ambassador for Red Bull & Adidas and recently featured in a Vaseline for Men advertising campaign.

James Cracknell is one of Britain's most successful athletes with two rowing Olympic Gold medals and six World Championships to his name making him an excellent subject for a guest speaker. Both his Olympic finals were epic contests performed under enormous pressure with hard fought victories won by the smallest of margins.

Since retiring from international competition James has been far from idle and apart from working very hard as a motivational speaker / after dinner speaker, in 2005 he took on the mighty challenge of rowing across the Atlantic with TV presenter Ben Fogle which was filmed for the BBC documentary Through Hell and High Water. Applying the same determination, competitiveness and stubborn streak that James showed during Olympic preparations, Ben Fogle and James Cracknell were the first boat to arrive in the Caribbean despite there only being one professional rower on board. In March 2008, James achieved another giant feat, this time on his own, when he successfully completed his Cross Continent Challenge in aid of Sport Relief. Over seven days he travelled to Africa from the UK under his own steam; rowing the channel, cycling through France and Spain and finally swimming the Strait of Gibraltar, accompanied by David Walliams and four pilot whales.

Not content with extreme challenges James Cracknell has also found a natural home in front of the camera. James has presented Ch4's coverage of the British Superbikes and has recently filmed Rough Guide - Extreme for Channel 5. As ITV Sport's all-action reporter he has covered the Superbowl in the US, the Rugby 7s in Hong Kong and The Boat Race. He has travelled the globe hosting the massively popular Red Bull Air Races CH4 and co-presented the Red Bull Flugtag in Hyde Park. James writes for The Telegraph as one of their staff writers. He has covered a whole raft of subjects, from the fashion in Milan to the surfing in Hawaii via a motorbike trip across Russia.

In December 2008 James Cracknell once again teamed up with Ben Fogle to take part in the Amundsen Omega3 South Pole Race. Together with a third team member, Ed Coats, they raced against 5 other teams in a bid to reach the South Pole first. The trip was followed closely by The Daily Telegraph and BBC Breakfast and was filmed for a primetime BBC documentary series.

James' love of competition has not diminished and he regularly takes part in marathons, triathlons and adventure races not to mention setting a record for paddling the Channel on a surfboard. He released two books in 2006; James Cracknell's No Gym Health Plan and The Crossing - conquering the world's toughest rowing race (co-authored with Ben Fogle).

Despite suffering a near fatal injury during his attempt to cycle, row and run across the United States, James has said he doesn’t feel any hindrance that will keep him from his activities, and doctors are apparently amazed at how well he has recovered after mere months. Though still in recovery, James is hardly resting idly; he is already planning to attempt to break the record for biking from Canada to Mexico in the future, and has been helping to launch ‘School Olympics’ at the recent Conservative Party conference.

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Having spoken to a wide variety of audiences of varying nationalities, James has consistently exceeded all expectations. His presentation as a motivational speaker isnt one to be missed.

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Clients include: – BMW – Proctor & Gamble – Hewlett Packard – Financial Times – JP Morgan – Accenture – AstraZeneca – Saatchi & Saatchi – Sony – Lloyds – Pfizer – L & G – Vodafone –

BP – Deutsche Bank – Million Dollar Round Table – Veritas – Russell Investment

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