Richard Whitehead

Sprinter Richard Whitehead won his first world title at 35 at the World Championships in Christchurch and that title was quickly followed by European and Paralympic gold in 2012. 

Whitehad then went on to retain his world title in 2013, before embarking on a charity expedition, which saw him run 40 marathons in 40 days and, in doing so, becoming the first double leg amputee to run the length of the country.

Whitehead had a minor setback when he finished in the silver medal position at the European ChampionsSwansea in 2014, but quickly returned to winning ways breaking the world record on his way to another world title in Doha.

In 2016 he claimed 100m and 200m at the European Championships before going to the Rio 2016 Paralympic Games where he won 200m gold and 100m silver. 

A year later he returned to the Olympic Stadium in London where he won World Championship gold and bronze. 

Major results

2016 Paralympic Games, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
T42 200m
Gold
2016 Paralympic Games, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
T42 100m
Silver
2012 Paralympic Games, London, United Kingdom
T42 200m
Gold
2017 IPC Athletics World Championships, London, United Kingdom
T42 200m
Gold
2017 IPC Athletics World Championships, London, United Kingdom
T42 100m
Bronze
2016 IPC Athletics European Championships, Grosseto, Italy
T42 100m
Gold
2016 IPC Athletics European Championships, Grosseto, Italy
T42 200m
Gold
2015 IPC Athletics World Championships, Doha, Qatar
T42 200m
Gold
2014 IPC Athletics European Championships, Swansea, Wales
T42 200m
Silver
2013 IPC Athletics World Championships, Lyon, France
T42 200m
Gold

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