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Sally Gunnell

Sally Gunnell

Keynote mic


£5k to £10k


Adventure & Sport
Leadership & Motivation
Mental Health & Wellness
Motivational Experts
Resilience & Mental Toughness


Sally (OBE) is an iconic figure in British athletics, holding the Olympic, World, European, and Commonwealth track titles concurrently. After retiring from athletics, she became a motivational speaker and television presenter, sharing her secrets to success, leadership, and teamwork.

She is the only female British athlete to have won all four ‘majors’: Olympic, World, European and Commonwealth titles, and was the first female 400 metres hurdler in history to win the Olympic and World titles and break the world record. Her former world record time of 52.74 secs in 1993, still ranks in the world all-time top ten (as of 2022) and is the current British record. She was named World and European Female Athlete of the Year in 1993, and was made an MBE in 1993 and an OBE in 1998.

Sally now focuses on promoting health and wellbeing, providing corporate guidance on integrating wellness into the workplace. As a working mother of three boys, Sally uses her athletics career to inspire and empower others, offering keynote speeches and practical tools for change.

She took her knowledge and experience in to the printed word, writing four influential books on the subject. Today, she mixes keynote speaking and running corporate wellbeing programmes. She is also a high-profile supporter of healthy and active family initiatives in the UK.

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