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George McNeill

 

George McNeill is a former World Professional Sprint Champion and Australia's Stawell Gift Champion, who now has become an International Motivational and Inspirational Speaker and is visiting Australia from 20th September to 10th November, 2017.

George is a superb speaker with great comic timing and a marvellous collection of hilarious anecdotes, covering a wide range of topics. 

George McNeill might have been the first Scot to win an Olympic gold in the 100 metres.

Unfortunately, because he received wages as a footballer he was deemed ineligible under the amateur rules of the time.

Forced onto the professional circuit, he won two of the most famous professional sprint races in the world: Scotland's Powderhall Sprint and Australia's Stawell Gift.

On January 1 1971, in Edinburgh, he ran 110 metres in 11.00 seconds, which equates to around 10 seconds for the more popular 100 metres. In 1972, he defeated Olympic gold medallist Tommie Smith, in a four-race series and was crowned world professional sprint champion.

As a frequent guest at numerous dinners, George found he had a talent for after dinner speaking and has now become one of the most popular speakers throughout UK and now touring Australia

He is a superb speaker with great comic timing and a marvellous collection of hilarious anecdotes, covering a wide range of topics, definitely will entertain your audience.

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