The Story So Far…

It’s been a great year so far - here are some pics of what I’ve been up to!!
Splash! was unforgettable and I loved every second of it! It was pretty tough though. The next two photos are from the Burton Fun Run on May 4th. I was running for one of my charity partners - [...]

2014 Here I come!

It’s been a pretty full-on start to the year!
I started with a trip to South Africa for some warm weather training, which was superb and I really feel its set me up well for the year to come. I have the European Championships on the track this year and am very confident for further success.
But [...]

Richard Successfully Defends World Title in Lyon

Richard has won T42 200m Gold today at the IPC World Championships - a successful defence of the World title that he won in New Zealand in 2011.
He overcame a difficult start to win in 24.79 seconds, ahead of Australia’s Scott Reardon (25.29).
After the race, Richard commented; “That was the hardest last 50m I have [...]

Richard Runs Britain

By now you’ve probably seen and read about my next challenge - “Richard Whitehead Runs Britain” - I’m running about 40 marathons in 40 days from John O’Groats to Land’s End.
The reason I’m doing the run is simple – to prove that any barrier can be overcome. I’m living proof that having a disability shouldn’t [...]

A New Arrival

2013 has already been a rollercoaster! My partner and I had a baby girl at the end of January, and I know understand the expression ‘life will never been the same again!’
Although it has only been a matter of weeks, it feels like she’s always been part of our lives and I’m loving being a [...]

Richard Smashes World Record in European Championships

Richard smashed his World Record in the T42 200m at the IPC European Championships in Stadskanaal, the Netherlands. He clocked a time of 24.93, over 0.5sec faster than he set at the Paralympic test event at beginning the of May.
Commenting on the race, Richard said; “Obviously this past winter has been tough and I’ve been putting [...]

Richard Breaks World Record in Olympic Stadium

Richard Whitehead became the fourth world record-breaking athlete of the Visa London Disability Athletics Challenge, which forms part of the testing programme for London 2012. Richard cut his own 200m T42 world best time to 25.50 seconds.
“The whole atmosphere here today was great,” he said. “It’s an important day for GB athletes to gain confidence and a [...]

200m World Record!

I was absolutely delighted to break the World Record for the 200m T42 at the Diamond League meet on Saturday! My time was a 25.69, beating the old record by just under three tenths of a second.
I’ve been training really hard with my track coach, Keith Anton, and all our work on ‘phasing’ my race [...]

A Great Initiative!

Through this year’s Lloyds TSB National School Sport Week we’ve inspired over 4 million children to try more Olympic and Paralympic sports and achieve their personal best. Between 27 June and 1 July 2011, schools across the country took part in Britain’s biggest school sporting event.

New World Record

I’m delighted to say that the International Paralympic Committee has confirmed my new World Record, set at the BT Paralympic World Cup.
I was running in the same race, the Men’s 400m, as Oscar Pistorius and we both set new records. Mine was a new T42 World record with a time of 57.06s, Oscar set a new T43 World [...]