Steve Cram, nicknamed The Jarrow Arrow, was one of the world’s dominant middle distance runners during the 1980s and set world world records in the 1500 metres, 2000 metres, and the mile. He took gold at the 1983 World Championships and silver at the 1984 Olympic Games in Los Angeles.
In a career spanning over three decades since appearing as a 17 year old at the Commonwealth Games in 1978, Steve Cram‘s many achievements include six Gold medals at the Commonwealth Games and the European and World Championships.
At the 1984 Olympic Games held in Los Angeles, Steve returned from injury to take a Silver medal in the 1500m behind Sebastian Coe. The following year he broke World records in the 1500m, 2000m, and a mile all within 19 days; the latter lasting almost 9 years.
Since retiring from competitive athletics, Steve Cram has become a very successful television commentator: first with Eurosport and then with Channel 4, before joining the BBC as the Chief Athletics Commentator. He is also busy on the corporate scene as a motivational speaker.
Steve has co-presented the 2000 Sydney Olympics the 2002 Winter Olympics in Salt Lake City and in Athens in 2004 where his commentary of Kelly Holmes victories will always be well remembered.
Steve has also been a regular contributor to BBC Radio 5 Live including hosting popular 606 and Sunday Sport. 2006 saw Steve Cram front the Run for Glory programme alongside Sally Gunnell following a number of individuals during their training for the London Marathon.
Steve Cram was also the BBC’s lead commentator for the Athletic events at the 2012 Summer Olympics in London.
What he offers
Following an incredible season in 1983, Steve Cram was voted BBC Sports Personality of the Year and is one of the few athletes to have won the award. In 1986 he was awarded an MBE.
Steve is an excellent motivational speaker and conference host.
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