Dwain Chambers — Olympic Sprinter, Youngest-Ever World Championship Medalist, and Former European Record-Holder

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Having come from an abusive and challenging home, Dwain Chambers discovered a talent for athletics and became the fastest teenager in the world. He is the only man in the world to have broken 10 seconds in the 100-meter sprint in three different decades, is an 8-time British 100M champion, has won multiple world athletics medals, and has competed against the likes of Carl Lewis and Usain Bolt. But his career was blighted by doping and performance-enhancing drug use. 

In this candid and provocative episode, Dwain talks frankly about all of it and what he has learnt along the way. He shares how he uses his experiences to work with a new generation of potential athletic stars. We discuss education, discipline, role models and trust.

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About the host
Richard Gerver is a sought-after speaker, world-renowned thinker, and bestselling author of books including Change and Simple Thinking. His career began in education, first as a teacher and then as a school principal, when he turned the fortunes of a failing school and its pupils around in just two years.

Now regarded as one of the world's leading thinkers on human leadership and organisational transformation, Richard has worked with an extraordinary range of people, from elite athletes to former US President Barack Obama. Named UK Business Speaker of the Year three times, Richard has been invited to speak on the world’s most recognised stages, including TED, the RSA and the BBC.

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Creators and Guests

Richard Gerver
Richard Gerver
Speaker & author, President of @uksla, LinkedIn Instructor; passionate about #HumanPotential, #leadership, #change, #education & the search for #simple
Dwain Chambers
Dwain Chambers
8 X British 100m Champion & European 60m Record Holder. Performance and fitness trainer. Founder of Chambers For Sport
Dwain Chambers — Olympic Sprinter, Youngest-Ever World Championship Medalist, and Former European Record-Holder