With 4 Olympic Golds & 8 World Championships, US athlete Michael Johnson is one of the greatest sprinters of all time and a highly regarded motivational speaker. A champion of the sporting world and the speaking circuit, Michael’s incredible repertoire and inspirational story will motivate audiences. Michael’s fierce determination will inspire listeners to achieve the impossible.
Michael Johnson is a formidable motivational speaker, whose progression through the ranks of the track world was swift and stunning. During his career, he became the best combined 200/400 meter sprinter ever. Having retired from track and field, Michael has established himself as one of the world’s leading motivational speakers, and a popular commentator for BBC Sport.
Michael Johnson is the best 200/400 meter sprinter in the history of the sport of track & field. He is a 4-time Olympic Gold medalist, 9-time World Champion, and world record holder. During his 11 year career Michael established a record of 19 Olympic and World Championship medals, all of them gold.
During his career Johnson broke world records in the 200 meters, 400 meters, and 4x400 meter relay. He became known as the "Fastest Man in the World" in 1996 when completing the historic 200/400 meter Olympic double recording the fastest time ever clocked by a human.
Following his retirement from competitive track in 2000, Johnson has achieved success as a television commentator working for BBC sports and the Olympics. Additionally, he is a regular contributor in the sports section of The Times. Johnson is also the author of Slaying the Dragon: How to Turn Your Small Steps to Great Feats, an inspirational book where he reveals his personal blueprint for achievement and explains how to turn defeats and setbacks into successes.
Johnson has taken the lessons he learned to be successful during his athletic career and applied those to his various business ventures, including his sports management company, Michael Johnson Performance Training, where he works with clients ranging from the Chinese Athletic Association to some of the most successful NFL football players. He also founded Michael Johnson Young Leaders – a programme designed to assist young people who have overcome adversity to achieve a better future for themselves and their communities.
Johnson is also a member and serves on the board of the Laureus World Sports Academy, a group of 40 legends of sport from around the world, whose Sport For Good Foundation seeks to bring about social change through the use of sport for children affected by social and political hardships, such as: disease, war, poverty and conflict.
Michael was never distracted by the opportunities his immense talent offered him. He is an exceptional example of how an individual can manage an extreme level of pressure and still achieve one's full potential. He also channels this into his abilities as an excellent conference speaker.
Michael’s ability to apply methods of success make him the ideal motivational speaker for all types of events, and has cemented his place as one of the world's leading corporate speakers.