Kelly Holmes

Elite Runner

Throughout injuries and self-doubt, Dame Kelly Holmes outlasted the struggles to continue chasing her dreams on the track. Formerly a sergeant in the British Army, she commands every competition and remains the British record holder for the 600, 800, 1000 and 1500 meters. Now she lends her “pick yourself up” mindset to her charity, Double Gold Enterprises, which provides mentorship for disadvantaged youths.


2004 Double medalist, 800 meters, 1500 meters

4:02.66, 1,500 meters indoor British record

Home Country

England

Royal Title

Deemed a dame by HM The Queen in 2005

Survivor

During the 2015 series of “Bear Grylls: Mission Survive,” she finished as the runner‑up

Tough

Ran to a fourth place finish in ’96, despite a stress fracture

Records

600 meters: 1:25.41
800 meters: 1:56.21
1,000 meters: 2:32.55
1,500 meters: 4:02.66

Cause

Running for charity, supporting youth development causes

Kelly’s Running Partner

Forerunner® 735XT

“There’s not much downtime in my days. This watch keeps track of all my runs and indoor training and monitors my steps, calories and heart rate throughout the day.”
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