Guest Speaker

Kriss Akabusi MBE

Visit his session on Tuesday 5th December 17:40-18:50 in Hall 1.

Kriss Akabusi is famous for his achievements in Athletics where his greatest individual triumph was his Gold Medal in the 1990 European Championships when he also beat David Hemery's 22 year old British Record.

He began his International career in 1983 as a member of the 4x400 metre relay squad and will probably always be remembered for helping Britain clinch the Gold and beat the Americans in the World Championships 4x400 metre relay in Tokyo in 1991.

In 1992 as 3 x Olympic medallist, World, European and Commonwealth Champion
Kriss was awarded the MBE by Her Majesty The Queen in her Birthday Honour's List in recognition of his services to the country through athletics.

Military Career:
Akabusi joined the British Army in 1975 as a trainee data telegraphist and had a successful career in the Royal Corps of Signals before switching to the Army Physical Training Corps in 1981 where he completed three tours of duty with various battalions. In 1990 he was discharged into the reserves with an exemplary record as a Warrant Officer Class 2.

Media Career:
Kriss' character and personality were first identified by the media and entertainment industry whilst he was a competing athlete.

His first break into televisual communications came in 1993 when he co-presented Channel 4’s The Big Breakfast, this was followed rapidly with a full time position as a co-presenter on BBC1’s Record Breakers.

He is also an accredited personal coach, having qualified at the Hudson Institute of Santa Barbara. He is one of only 4 qualified Hudson Institute coaches in the UK.

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