Sir Steve Redgrave

Five times Olympic gold medallist in five successive Games - Los Angeles, Seoul, Barcelona, Atlanta and Sydney, in the words of the former IOC President Juan Antonio Samaranch, "raises Sir Steve Redgrave to the highest rank of Olympic participants." Other achievements include nine World Championship gold medals and three Commonwealth gold medals. Sir Steve was BBC Sports Personality of the Year 2000 and has been awarded 13 Honorary Doctorates from universities in the UK including Durham, Loughborough, Hull, St Andrew’s, Aberdeen and the University of London. He was Knighted in the New Year's Honours List 2000, which accompanies his MBE in 1987 and his CBE in 1997. In 2001 Sir Steve set-up his charity – The Steve Redgrave Trust, aimed at raising £5 million over five years for children’s charities. In April 2006 at the London Marathon, he broke the record for the most money raised by an individual, a staggering £1.8 million. Steve became a recipient of the prestigious Laureus Lifetime Achievement Award in 2000 and today sits on the Executive Committee working with Sport For Good, the Charitable organisation with a remit to prove that the power of sport can change the world and put an end to violence discrimination and disadvantage. Sir Steve has published six books, including Enduring Success: How to Stay at the Top in Business, which brings together lessons from business on long-term results and how to achieve them. During his sporting career, which spans nearly a quarter of a century, Steve learned to face the challenges of redefining goals, learning new skills, fighting off renewed competition, making difficult choices and staying motivated. Enduring Success mixes his take on the nature of success with the key lessons of leading businesses, people and brands to look at what creates long-term success.

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