Jason Gardener MBE

Jason Manford

For fourteen years Jason Gardener represented Great Britain at the highest level in the world of athletics. He was British Team Captain on numerous occasions and led the team to Olympic Gold in 2004, breaking the magical 10 second barrier for 100 m. A Champion at many levels, Jason was awarded the MBE in 2005.

Jason started his career at the World Junior Championships in 1994, where he placed second in the individual 100 m. Coached by Malcolm Arnold for his entire career, Jason took a silver in the 60 m at the European Indoor Championships of 1998 and in 1999 he took bronze at the World indoors in the 60 m, breaking the British record. Later that year he ran 9.98 seconds, breaking the 10 second barrier for the first time in the 100 m. 2000 saw Jason take Gold in the European indoor 60 m, as well as breaking the national 50 m record with a time of 5.61 seconds. He retained his European indoor title in 2002, as well as a 4 x 100 m Commonwealth Games Gold medal.

Jason made the squad for the 2004 Summer Olympics, where he competed in the 100 m and won the Gold medal in the 4 × 100 m relay with Darren Campbell, Marlon Devonish and Mark Lewis-Francis in 38.07 seconds, their season's best and a narrow upset win over the USA team. In March 2007, Jason won his fourth European Indoor 60 m. His last professional race was a 4 x 100 m relay at the London Grand Prix at Crystal Palace in August 2007.

Jason is nowadays an inspiring Motivational Speaker who delivers outstanding speeches that articulate what it really takes to get to the top. Jason understands how to plan for success and achieve dream goals even in the face of adversity, overcoming crisis situations and still delivering the goods when it matters the most. He has a BSc Honours degree in Media and Sociology and has the expert knowledge to be able to translate his experience as an athlete through captivating Motivational Speeches that really drive the winning message home in an authoritative way.

To book Jason as Motivational Speaker, or as an Awards Host for your Sports Day Event, contact a Prime Performers Booking Agent via the online booking enquiry form or alternatively call 020 7251 8222 for further information.