Ever wondered what it takes to win Gold? Not just once but 3 times?! Neil Fachie MBE was born in Aberdeen and is a 14 x World Champion, 3 x Gold Medalist.
The world’s top athletes excel when under immense pressure: years spent preparing for one event, one chance to perform, the world watching. How do some individuals rise up in these extreme situations to perform at their best while others fail to reach their full potential? Come and find out!
WHEN: Tuesday 9th November @ 12 noon PDT
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Neil Fachie MBE was born with a degenerative eye condition known as Retinitis Pigmentosa. His sight loss has played a constant factor in his life, helping him to develop his problem-solving skills, adaptability and resilience. Neil became a full-time athlete in 2006, following his graduation from the University of Aberdeen. With British Athletics he achieved selection to represent Paralympics GB at Beijing 2008 in the 100m & 200m. A disappointing Paralympic debut led to Neil losing his funding. After a challenging period, he realized that the only way to achieve his dreams was to reinvent himself. He joined British Cycling in 2009, and made rapid progress.
Later that year he became a double World Champion and double World Record holder. His ambition was realized in 2012, when on home soil he won gold at the London Paralympic Games. This led to him receiving an MBE for services to cycling the following year. A long career followed, culminating in 26 medals won at major championships,19 of which are gold, and he’s not done yet.
In 2016 Neil set up LNF Coaching, along with wife and fellow Paralympic and World Champion Lora. They both passionately believe that there are tremendous possibilities when the worlds of sport and business combine. Neil works alongside high performing teams from a variety of industries, sharing his insights from the sporting world, so that they can find an edge that will take them to the next level.