Colin Jackson

Legendary British Hurdler & World Record Holder Who Went 44 Races Undefeated

  • 1988- Olympic Silver Medallist at the Seoul Games in 110m Hurdles
  • 1993 and 1999 – Gold medallist at World Championships in 110m Hurdles
  • Finalist on Strictly Come Dancing
  • Set 7 European, 8 Commonwealth, 9 UK records for 110m Hurdles

Considered one of the most successful hurdlers of all time, Colin Jackson CBE is a legend in Great British Athletics. Multiple gold medallist and world champion, Colin set a then-world record of 12.91 seconds for the 110m hurdles at the World Indoor Championships 1993, remaining unbeaten for 12 years. Now a beloved media personality and motivational speaker, Colin offers his invaluable insight virtually, resonating with audiences on a global scale.

Colin’s athletics career spanned over 15 years, during which he won an astonishing 21 medals, 12 being Gold and 8 Silver. Winning these medals at the Olympic Games, World Championships, European Championships and Commonwealth Games, Colin’s achievements were recognised globally, and he was awarded a CBE in 2003 for his outstanding services to athletics.

Since retiring, Colin has taken up coaching, working with the likes of Rhys Williams and Timothy Benjamin, as well as one of Britain’s most successful swimmers, Mark Foster. Also a valued member of the BBC commentary team throughout the 2012 London Olympic Games, Colin continues a career in the spotlight appearing on Who Do You Think You Are?, Celebrity MasterChef and Strictly Come Dancing. All testaments to Colin’s charisma, he is a much-loved media personality.

Regarded as a national treasure, Colin Jackson CBE is hugely respected figure, now offering his unique insight to audiences globally as an inspirational speaker. Discussing topics such as peak performance, drive and determination and dealing with pressure, Colin’s abundance of sporting knowledge coupled with his high-energy presenting style makes him the perfect speaker. Available to book for your next virtual event or webinar, Colin guarantees audience engagement, motivating your corporate team to achieve.

Official Testimonials

Colin Jackson is regularly booked to engage audiences at virtual events, read their latest feedback below:

“Please can you pass back to Colin huge thanks for speaking at and essentially hosting our event. He was fantastic and couldn’t have been nicer – he spoke to and had photos with hordes of people after the event. He’s definitely a world champion speaker as well as a world champion athlete. His talk and Q&A session were absolutely gripping, fit the brief perfectly and left everyone feeling really inspired to reach for the things that really matter to us, turn mistakes and obstacles into stepping stones and put our whole selves into whatever we are trying to achieve. I found myself wishing I had means of taking notes! We’re all still buzzing.”

Sophie, Dentons

“Colin Jackson was the perfect addition to our business event. He was extremely engaging, lovely to talk to and interacted with all our delegates following his keynote. Would highly recommend him as a speaker for any event!”

Helen Brady, Events Northern

“Colin, a huge thank you for being such a superb host for our National Training Award events. You hit just the right note, made the winners feel special and brought your own personal energy and enthusiasm to all the events. We were also delighted that your own skills development journey mirrored our aims and objectives so well. Thank you.”

National Training & UK Skills Awards

To enquire about Colin Jackson for your next virtual event or webinar, simply contact The Online Speakers Agency via or call a booking agent on 0203 9317 391.