Could you compete in 5 Olympic Games?
Christopher (“Chris”) Lloyd Maddocks (born 28 March 1957) is a retired race walker from Great Britain, who competed in five consecutive Summer Olympics for his native country, starting in 1984. He retired from international competition after finishing last after being injured in the 50 km race at the 2000 Summer Olympics in Sydney, Australia. He became the first British track athlete to compete in five Olympic Games.
He won an award for services to athletics at the 2000 British Athletics Writers Awards, having become a freelance journalist following his retirement from professional athletics. For the 2012 Summer Olympics, he is to be a analyst for the racewalking events for American television network NBC.
Chris struggled with his inner demons for many years before writing his autobiography. “Money Walks” was published to coincide with the 2012 Olympics, at which time Chris was a specialist TV sports commentator for NBC. The book is available to purchase online at http://www.racewalkuk.com/Book/