- Currently The British & European 400 Metre Record Holder
- A Mix Of Stories, Anecdotes & If Required A Motivational Approach
Iwan Thomas MBE is currently the British and European 400 metre record holder. An Olympic silver medallist, Commonwealth champion and former European champion. Formerly a BMX bike rider ranking fourth in Europe. A natural in front of the camera, Iwan has reported for and appeared on numerous shows including Soccer Am and The Match, both Sky, CBBC Sports round, Question of Sport, guest fitness trainer for Maria BBC. Car Duels UKTV and Diet Doctors CH5. alongside his TV work Iwan trains celebrity clients, hosts events and PA’s and can be booked as an after dinner/motivational speaker.
Iwan is without doubt one of the finest 400m runners that Britain has ever seen. A late starter to the world of Athletics, preferring to concentrate on BMX bike riding (ranked fourth in Europe) than to run one lap of the track. However he did start his athletics career in 1992 when he represented the British 4x400m relay team at the World Junior Championships, helping them to 5th place. In 1993 Iwan attended a 3 year course at West London University studying for a Sports Management degree, where he juggled his studies and training, making excellent progress every year setting 9 Welsh 400m records in the process. At the age of 22 Iwan had a fantastic games, he came 5th in the final of the 400m and won a silver medal in the 4x400m along side good friend and team mate Jamie Baulch.
In 1997 Iwan, keen to capitalise on his achievements of the previous year, claimed his first UK Championship title in Birmingham beating Olympic silver medallist Roger Black. He then went on to win the European Cup 4x400m relay. In 1998 Iwan went on to the European Championships in Budapest winning Gold in the 400m and in the 4x400m. Success at the World Cup in South Africa later in the year was particularly satisfying representing Europe against the other continents of the World. In what must have seemed an endless year, Iwan flew straight to the Commonwealth Games in Kuala Lumpur where he became champion of the Commonwealth and bought a bronze medal home for Wales in the 4x400m.
Iwan is available for Corporate Engagements, and after dinner speaking with a mix of stories, anecdotes and indeed if required a motivational approach.