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Meet Michael Stocks

Michael has represented England and Great Britain as an ultrarunner. He is an athlete, writer and speaker with a background in business. He is the author of the bestselling running book ‘One Track Mind’.


Michael ran 155 miles in 24 hours at a track race in London to earn selection for Great Britain. At 50 he was the oldest athlete to debut for Great Britain in the modern era.


Michael reached an elite level in sport after a successful career in business, which gives him a rare perspective. He has founded a number of technology businesses, and before that he was chairman of the GSMA, the global trade organisation for the mobile telephony industry, with members in over a hundred countries. He began his working life in corporate law, becoming head legal counsel of a multibillion-dollar group of companies. He is a highly experienced speaker and has been a media spokesperson on a global stage.

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