Daley Thompson, CBE
Widely regarded as one of the greatest decathletes of all time, Daley Thompson is no stranger to sporting success. A double Olympic gold medallist, Daley also holds four world records and three Commonwealth titles, and was unrivalled in his sport – though many tried.
His dominance on track and field speaks volumes of his dedication to brilliance. From a young age, Daley stood out as a real sporting talent, and his commitment and discipline helped him grow from youth champion to world champion in just a few years.
At the height of his career, Daley was unbeatable. But he didn’t achieve that without hard work, dedication, and sacrifice.
Growing up, Daley faced many challenges. From poverty and prejudice, he fought against the odds to make it, and has since been called the greatest all-round athlete the UK has ever produced.
Unbeaten for 10 years, Daley inspired generations of upcoming athletes to follow in his footsteps, and now mentors sportspeople to be the best they can be too.
Our travel champion
Daley’s sporting career has taken him all over the world, from Moscow to Brisbane and plenty of places in between. Travel has been a huge part of his life, going hand in hand with his day job.
With the strength to know what he wants and to achieve it regardless of adversity, Daley is proof that there’s nothing you can’t have.
For us, he is an inspiration and a reminder that you should never settle for less than the best.