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Who is Richard Whitehead?

RICHARD Whitehead is a Paralympic hero with multiple medals under his belt.

However, the athlete is currently taking on his next challenge on The most sought-after celebrity 2022.

Richard Whitehead is a Paralympic hero and TV star

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Richard Whitehead is a Paralympic hero and TV starCredit: Getty Images – Getty

Who is Richard Whitehead?

Richard was born in Nottinghamshire on 19 July 1976, making him 45 years old.

He is a double amputee because he was born without legs.

Before competing in athletics, he was a swim and dance teacher and in 2006 he was a member of the UK ice hockey team at the Turin Paralympic Games.

Richard holds the record for fastest half marathon for amputees.

He lives with his partner Val and they have two children – a son Andrew and a daughter Zarah.

The family had a home in Nottingham so Richard was able to train at Loughborough University.

What Paralympic medals has Richard Whitehead won?

Richard was unable to compete in the London 2012 marathon because there was no category for amputees.

He was denied permission by the IPC to compete with amputees and so he had to switch to sprinting to compete at the 2012 Paralympics.

It was in this tournament that he won the gold medal in the 200m T42 Athletics with a world record time of 24.38 seconds.

In 2013, he was awarded an MBE for his services to athletics,.

At the 2016 Rio Paralympics and the 2020 Toyko Paralympics, Richard won a silver medal in the 200m.

He also ran 40 marathons in 40 days across the UK when he ran from John O’Groats to Land’s End in 2013.

When was Richard Whitehead on Celebrity Hunted?

You can watch Richard on the latest Celebrity Hunted series that will premiere on Sunday, January 30, 2022, at 9pm on Channel 4.

The show will then run nightly for six episodes as we follow the celebrities on the run.

It will also be available to watch online through All 4.

Richard teamed up with his friend, and Olympic athlete, Iwan Thomas.

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