Holding two Olympic gold rowing medals and six world championship titles, James Cracknell OBE is an inspiring athlete. In 2010, he took on America – racing to cycle, run, row and swim from LA to New York in record time. It was during this trip that James suffered a near fatal accident, after being struck from behind by a truck while cycling through Arizona. After a difficult six-month recovery, he went to the Canadian Yukon, completing The Coldest Race on Earth.
James has also completed the gruelling Amundsen Omega3 South Pole Race with friends Ben Fogle and Dr Ed Coats, The Race Across The Atlantic, again with Fogle and ran the London Marathon in 2 hours 50 minutes.
James is vice president of the charity Headway and leads the Policy Exchange on obesity and physical activity.
“I live by the maxim, never let anyone set any limits on what we can achieve.” James Cracknell