Colin Jackson is one of the most successful athletes Britain has ever produced and one of the greatest hurdlers in the world.
Colin Jackson has had an exceptional career in athletics and his list of accolades is vast. These include becoming World Champion three times, being undefeated at the European Championships for an unbelievable 12 years and winning a silver medal at the Olympic Games for team GB. As a 110 meter hurdler he ranked in the world top 10 for an incredible 16 years! This is only the beginning of his list of accolades through what was an astonishing athletic career.
Since retiring from athletics in 2003, to say that Colin Jackson has kept himself busy would be an understatement. After a stint in coaching some of the best athletic talents in the UK, Jackson turned his hand to television where he has become a key presenter for the BBC’s athletic coverage. He has also been involved in a variety of other television programmes such as the reality show Born To Win. He also shown that he’s a pretty good dancer as well after coming second in Strictly Come Dancing in 2005. Jackson is also involved with a number of children’s charities that aim to promote sport and exercise for future generations.
What separates Colin Jackson from other sports personalities is his approachability and willingness to interact with his fans. As a result he is well received wherever he goes and brings his friendliness and charm to any event. His experience in both the world of sport and show business means that he has lots of anecdotes and stories that are suitable for many audiences.
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