Paralympic icon and world record holder Danny Crates is widely considered one of the greatest British disability athletes of all-time.

After losing his right arm in a horrific accident in 1994 at just 21-years-old, Danny moved into Paralympic sport and quickly began to dominate – famously winning gold in the men’s 800 meters T46 final at the Athens 2004 Paralympic Games, a year which also saw him set a new world record.


It was the highlight of a glittering career that saw Danny win every major title in the sport including the World Championships, European Championships and Paralympic World Cup.


Since retiring from international athletics Danny has continued to build on his reputation as a leading motivational/inspirational speaker, delivering keynote presentations around the world. He has also been CH4’s leading athletics co-commentator and pundit since 2011, most notably part of CH4’s BAFTA winning coverage of the 2012 Paralympic games.

Danny was a participant on Celebrity Masterchef in 2015, BBC1.