Paralympic icon and world record holder Danny Crates is widely considered one of the greatest British disability athletes of all-time.
It is for his talents on the track that Danny gained recognition. A glittering 12yrs that saw him capture 400m bronze in the Sydney 2000 Paralympics. A medal that Danny was not content to settle for. He wanted Gold, and 4yrs later he achieved his dream, winning 800m Gold at the Athens 2004 Paralympics. Danny's Paralympic success was combined with numerous wins at European and World level.
The Essex-flyer received the prestigious honour of carrying the British Flag at the Opening Ceremony of the Beijing 2008 Paralympic Games as he led out the ParalympicsGB team.
Danny has also become a leading media personality, most notably when he played a lead-presenting role during Channel 4’s BAFTA-winning coverage of the London 2012 Paralympic Games.
Danny hosted his own widely acclaimed BBC radio show as well as Ch4’s coverage of the 2013 World Athletics in Lyon.
He has also published his autobiography “Danny Boy” which was chosen as the Evening Standard top Sports Book of the Year 2012. Danny has continued his career in the media, most recently working at the Rio 2016 Paralympic games and 2017 BDO World darts championships.
In 2015 Danny was a quarter finalist in Celebrity MasterChef.
Simply put, Danny is one of life’s natural characters and will speak openly and from the heart.
Danny shares his experiences readily with others – from school children to corporate executives – engaging any audience with his easy-going nature and indefatigable optimism.
As a winner and achiever, Danny is an excellent speaker and motivator.