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Stef Reid

The Blade Stunner United Kingdom
Topics

The Aristotle Effect - the Pursuit of Excellence
Able-ism in the Fashion IndustryDoes Jesus like Winning?
MotivationResilience in sport and businessHealth for Performance


Biography

Stef "The Blade Stunner" Reid is a professional long jumper and sprinter. Stef is a 5 times world record holder in the long jump for female amputees. She won a silver medal at the London 2012 Paralympics and again at the 2016 Paralympics in Rio.

Stef is an international speaker with a portfolio that includes corporate key notes speeches, guest lecturing, and consulting with the Vatican! Stef inspires audiences through her message that the pursuit of excellence is possible for everyone.

A boating accident at 16 put Stef’s dream to be an international rugby player on hold. She took a break from sport to focus on her studies and earned a full academic scholarship to study biochemistry at Queen’s University. While at university, Stef was given her first running blade and fell in love with sport again. She put her plans for medical school on hold and dedicated herself to athletics.

Off the track, Stef’s enthusiasm and approachability have helped her develop into an in demand speaker and media personality. Some of her recent adventures include being a pundit for Channel 4, working as a BBC sports reporter, and becoming the first British amputee to walk the London Fashion Week Catwalk!

Athletic achievements:

2017 World Champion T44 Long Jump
2016 Paralympic Silver Medallist T44 Long jump
2014 T44 European Long Jump Champion
2012 Paralympic Silver Medallist T44 Long Jump
2011 World Bronze Medallist T44/46 Long Jump
2011 World Bronze Medallist T44 200m
2008 Paralympic Bronze Medallist T44 200m

Key Facts

Countries Performed In

  • 11

Clients Past & Present

  • BP
  • VISA
  • Sigma Aldrich
  • ProActive Prosthetics
  • Willow Wood
  • Ossur
  • CIL Management Consultants
  • London College of Fashion
  • John Paul II Foundation for Sport

Talk Time Duration

  • 45 minutes