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10 of The Best Podcast Episodes for Richard Whitehead. A collection of podcasts episodes with or about Richard Whitehead, often where they are interviewed.

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10 of The Best Podcast Episodes for Richard Whitehead. A collection of podcasts episodes with or about Richard Whitehead, often where they are interviewed.

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Episode 6: Richard Whitehead MBE - From PE teacher to Paralympic Gold Medallist

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Richard lives to inspire and motivate and in this episode he holds nothing back. Talking about his unbelievable landmark achievements, longevity in sport, leaving a legacy to inspire millions and being the best version of you - Richard leaves no stone unturned in this fantastic interview.

Aug 13 2020 · 36mins
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Tokyo 2020: Richard Whitehead MBE 10x Gold Medallist

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Andrea Macdonald, founder ideaXme Ltd. interviews Richard Whitehead, MBE, world record breaker and multi gold medallist in the T42 100m and 200m. A multi discipline athlete, Richard is also a world record breaker in the half and full marathon within the category for athletes with a double amputation (marathon record was beaten by Marko Cheseto at the 2019 Boston Marathon). Moreover, recently he is gold and silver medallist in T61 200m events.

Please find the full transcript with photo's and links to this interview here shortly https://radioideaxme.com/interviews/

Here, Richard talks of his life growing up with a disability, career as a world class athlete who runs with Össur prosthetic legs and broader objectives to inspire people with his story and promote diversity and equality across society.

He also talks of his official removal from the T42 100m event in 2017 after the last Paralympics which took place in Rio, effectively removing his chances of winning another medal at the Tokyo 2020 Paralympics.

Richard Whitehead’s early aspirations: “I was shy and very quiet as a child. All my grandmother wanted for me was that I learn to drive and get a girlfriend” Richard Whitehead, MBE, the “Usain Bolt of the Paralympics”.

Richard Whitehead commenting on his success: “They always list the materialistic honours. Whether that’s gold medals at the Paralympics at London 2012 or Rio, world titles or the MBE that I received from Prince Charles in 2012. I think that those things are very nice and a lot of them are great for the family but for me, I’d say I’m not governed by that success. Yes, it gives me a great platform to open up conversations, but I’m successful because I’ve worked hard, been dedicated and disciplined. I’ve had people around me that have given me the guidance and the opportunity to be the best that I ever could be”.

Commenting on his change of classification from T42 to T61: “So, it can be quite frustrating as an athlete having to change. I started as a marathon runner and then had to change to 200 meters because I didn’t have a long-distance event. To run in the Rio 2016 Paralympic Games and get the gold in the 200 meters and the silver in the 100 meters and then to have the event cut is obviously quite frustrating. Not just for myself, but also for the legacy that you leave for other athletes. It’s really important that when you’re competing that you’re not just competing for yourself but for the sustained impact that your event has on the next generation of athletes”.

Growing up with a disability: Richard grew up in Nottingham, UK, overcoming challenges of a double through the knee congenital amputation to reach the top of his sport worldwide. Since childhood, Richard has taken part in a broad range of sports. He was a swimming teacher before competing for Team GB as an ice sledge hockey player at the 2006 Winter Paralympics in Turin and then transitioned into running but even then, he did not stick to one event!

Amongst Richard's many achievements: He broke the world record at the 2010 Chicago Marathon, completing his run in two hours and 42 seconds. He has completed 40 marathons in 40 days. He won the gold medal in the 200m at the London 2012 Paralympics, defended his title in the 200 T42 and won gold at the Rio Paralympics 2016. Furthermore, he claimed gold at the 2017 IPC World Championships and Silver at the World Para Championships 2019 in Dubai, relinquishing his Gold medal to Ntando Mahlangu, 17-year-old South African who claimed gold.

Richard's broader purpose: Richard would like to be known for more than his achievements as an elite athlete.

He is very active on the keynote speech circuit inspiring people with his “human story”, is an outspoken “athlete’s voice” who promotes, diversity and equality and works with many charities both as a fund raiser and ambassador. In memory of his friend Simon Mellows and inspired by amputee Terry Fox, Richard ran 40 marathons in 40 days, from completing over 900 miles to raise money for Sarcoma UK and Scope charities.

Richard has worked with charities Meningitis Trust and Autism Awareness as well as helping amputees injured as a result of the Syrian Civil War in Jordan with humanitarian group Médecins Sans Frontier (MSF).

This interview with Richard Whitehead MBE is one of the first of ideaXme's Tokyo 2020 playlist. We'll be interviewing the elite athletes and stakeholders in the games leading to the Tokyo 2020 Olympics and Paralympics. Follow ideaXme's Tokyo 2020 playlist.

You can also watch the Tokyo 2020 interviews in video format on ideaXme's YouTube channel. 

Credits: Filming by Alan Johnson and Parth Kakkar MetFilm School.

Follow us on Twitter @ideaxm on Instagram @ideaxme. ideaXme is a global podcast, creator series and mentor programme. Mission: Move the human story forward!™ ideaXme Ltd.

Dec 17 2019 · 35mins

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#060 - Richard Whitehead MBE - The Master of Mindset Born With No Legs (Becoming a Double Gold Medalist)

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Richard Whitehead, MBE, is the double Paralympic champion, winning gold in the 200m at both London 2012 and Rio 2016. He also brought home a 100m silver from Rio. He also set the world record in a half marathon and full marathon.
Richard is the captain of the British para athletics team and has just won silver at the world champs in Dubai. He's doing amazing things to boost all para sports for the generation after him and is one of the most inspiring individuals I've spoken with.
Enjoy listening to the master of mindset himself, Richard Whitehead.
Nov 17 2019 · 53mins
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Richard Whitehead MBE

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In this episode of RunPod, Jenni chats with double Paralympic champion, Richard Whitehead. Rich is a double through-knee congenital amputee, and runs with prosthetics, yet he claims to be someone who ‘just puts one foot in front of the other’. We hear how Rich sees no obstacles in between him and his running goals. He talks about how a double amputee decides to take up running, what it’s like to run in blades and has a load of top training tips. His story is hugely inspiring and what he says is incredibly motivational. After listening to this episode of RunPod, you’ll be reaching for your trainers!
May 10 2019 · 36mins

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"What It Takes" with Richard Whitehead - Paralympic Gold Medalist & World Record holder.

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On this episode, Allistair sits down with Paralympic Gold Medalist and World Record holder, Richard Whitehead. Take a listen to this incredibly inspiring and highly disciplined athlete who talks about his career and passion to give back to the sport. 

May 09 2019 · 55mins
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Finding Your Why? How Athletes Can Inspire And The Legacy Of 2012 with Richard Whitehead MBE

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In this episode Ali chats with Richard Whitehead MBE. Rich runs with prosthetic legs and is a 2 time Paralympic gold medalist, a 4 time World Championship gold medalist and a 3 time World Record holder. Rich is also a patron of Sarcoma UK the bone and soft tissue cancer charity.

We find out his Why?, his training methods, what keeps him so dedicated to his sport, the responsibility athletes have to inspire others, the legacy of London 2012, plus much more.



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Nov 01 2018 · 54mins
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Episode 397 - Richard Whitehead

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On this week’s show Tom’s away on hols and Martin is joined by Comrades 'top tenner' Steve Way. The IAAF World Athletics Championships comes to a close, Mo bows out with a silver, there’s a little post champs reflection, it was really wet n windy in Helsinki, we congratulate Adam Holland, Steve Way shares some recovery strategies in Training Talk and we are joined by multiple Paralympic and world champion Richard Whitehead.

Aug 16 2017 · 1hr 48mins
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Episode 195 - Richard Whitehead

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We bring you Wilson Kipsang's World record for the marathon, Irina Mikitenko sets a Masters World Record in the same race, Andrew Lemoncello goes for a half-marathon record and the London Marathon breaks a charity World record. Martin is about to have twins and Tom holds the coats in Sheffield.

Oct 02 2013 · 1hr 43mins
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Episode 166 - Richard Whitehead

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We speak to Team GB 2012 Paralympic Gold Medallist Richard Whitehead and Professor Andrew Lane, the Jantastic performances roll in, there's a Japanese Olympian on the comeback trail and a British Olympian taking time out. The England Commonwealth standards cause controversy, the Gaza marathon is cancelled, there's Tony's Trials, Video of the Week and a full listener podium.

Mar 13 2013 · 1hr 59mins
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Episode 14 - Richard Whitehead

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This week we review some superfast spring marathons in Rotterdam and Paris.  Catch up with new world record holder and double legged amputee Richard Whitehead and tell you everything you need to know about your final 24hours on race day.  Hallelujah for Tony's Trials and we teach you how to spit on the run!  

Apr 13 2010 · 1hr 12mins