Gold standard: In conversation with athletics superstar Kelly Holmes

After winning double gold at the 2004 Olympics, athlete and speaker Kelly Holmes stepped away from the spotlight to mentor young female runners. Years later, mentoring and inspiring others is still her life’s work, writes Sarah Taaffe-Maguire

15th September, 2019
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Kelly Holmes: ‘I thought, well, I have to get out there, I have to talk more, because I’ve got a platform’

How best to address someone with a damehood, and who is also an honorary colonel? Dame Colonel Kelly? Colonel Dame Holmes? It depends. “In my introductions, when I do speaking engagements, it’s always Dame Kelly or Colonel Dame Kelly Holmes,” she says, from her hotel room in London’s Grosvenor House.“Then generally, it’s shortened to Dame Kelly. I’m very happy with simply Kelly right now.” The double Olympic gold medallist was the first British person to...

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