Since his retirement from professional sport, Derek has become one of the world’s greatest motivational speakers, often discussing his inspiring story from the 1992 Olympics in Barcelona, to motivate others.
On Thursday 3 August, it will be 25 years since Derek Redmond fell to his knees during the 400m after tearing his hamstring. Applauded and encouraged by the 65,000 people in the stadium, Derek hobbled to the finish line.
During the lead up to the Rio Olympics homage was paid to Derek Redmond’s memorable performance in the 400m at the Olympics in Barcelona 24 years ago with the video footage posted online.
Derek’s memorable performance in the 400m at the Olympics in Barcelona 24 years ago has gone viral – and then some!