With seven major championship Gold medals, three world records, and as the only British athlete to have won three consecutive Olympic medals, Steve finally hung up his javelin at the Olympic Games in Athens 2004, showing he was still one of the best in the world at the age of 35 — an impressive feat when you remember he was world ranked number one as a 20 year old.
Steve was one of Great Britain’s most consistent and popular athletes and established himself as one of the all-time greats in his sport. He was ranked as one of the best in the world every year from 1989 to 2004 and joins only a handful of British athletes ever to have been awarded the ‘World Athlete of the Year’ title by the sport’s governing body, the IAAF.
Today Steve is a renowned motivational speaker and a key sports commentator.
For 14 years Roger represented Great Britain at the highest level in the world of athletics, both as an individual 400 metre runner and as a member of the 4×400 metre relay team.
He won 15 major championship medals including European, Commonwealth and World Championship Gold medals. His greatest achievement was winning the Olympic 400 metre silver medal in 1996 and he is particularly admired for his triumph over adversity, successfully overcoming several serious injuries and setbacks throughout his career.
He understands the dynamics of becoming a champion — how to dream a dream, set goals and take the necessary steps to fulfilling one’s potential. By combining his close understanding of motivation both on and off the track he consistently inspires, motivates and entertains audiences throughout the country and is also a popular television personality. He has been Men’s Team Captain for Great Britain and in 1992 was awarded with an MBE.