Winning a hard fought heptathlon Bronze medal at the Athens Olympics, Kelly Sotherton had a successful athletics career, including winning Commonwealth Gold in 2006, and beating Jessica Ennis to win a World Championship Bronze medal in 2007. After being beset by injuries, Kelly battled back to finish an agonising 4th in Beijing, after setting 3 personal bests. Injury sadly meant Kelly had to retire, just before the London 2012 Olympics.
Kelly went on to undertake an accredited Journalism course to hone her oft-forthright views, and this has led her to being a regular guest on Talksport and Five Live. Kelly also set herself a variety of sporting challenges in 2013: she ran the London Marathon in aid of AgeUK; completed the gruelling 9-day Deloitte Ride Across Britain race from Lands’ End to John O’Groats and; participated in the Prudential London Triathlon.
Kelly has a strong interest in sports governance, and has now taken on an advisory role, whilst also concentrating on her burgeoning media career, and regular corporate appearances. Due to her charismatic and naturally outspoken nature, Kelly is an incredibly insightful and engaging speaker for any audience.