Olympic gold medal winner to address Marlborough Chamber business breakfast
Olympic gold medal winner David Hemery will be recounting his success stories and talking about teaching skills to young people at the next meeting of Marlborough Chamber of Commerce.
Hemery, who lives near Marlborough, is famous for the double Commonwealth title he won in the 120 yard hurdles in 1966 and retained in 1970, and for the gold he won in the 400m hurdles at the Mexico City Olympics in 1968 – setting a new world record in the process.
Away from the athletics track, Hemery has been a coach, teacher, manager and writer, and was until very recently Vice Chairman of British Olympic Association.
For twenty-five years he worked to bring coaching into management in major blue chip companies, and seven years ago he founded 21st Century Legacy to help to bring coaching and self-managed leadership to young people. The intent is to inspire, engage and empower them to become more aware and responsible for their life choices.
Last year he ran the London Marathon, at the age of 71 – and wrote a column about it for Marlborough News Online.