Roger Black MBE

Roger Black MBE

Athlete & Presenter

Synopsis

Roger was part of the team that clinched gold from the Americans in the 4x400m relay at the Tokyo World Championships. He also won Olympic silver, beaten only by Michael Johnson in Atlanta. Having achieved individually and as part of a team, Roger understands what it takes to become a champion and describes his 'Five Fundamentals' for success.

Biography

Roger Black was part of the famous team that clinched gold from the Americans in the World Championship 4 x 400m relay in Tokyo.

After contending with numerous injuries and serious illness, including a leaking heart valve diagnosed at the age of eleven, Roger collected 15 major honours in total. He won two Olympic silver medals, beaten only by Michael Johnson in the 400m.

Having achieved success both individually and as part of a team, Roger understands what it takes to become a champion. He talks about how to develop the mindset by applying his 'Five Fundamentals' for success: a desire to reach your full potential, low fear of failure, goal-setting, a set training programme and an ability to perform under pressure.

As a television presenter, Roger has fronted athletics coverage and appeared on shows from Tomorrow’s World to Strictly Come Dancing. He also markets his own range of fitness products and acted as an ambassador for Team GB at London 2012.

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