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John Register Biography
From All American Track Hurdle star to amputee to long jump silver medalist -- John Register has never allowed adversity hold him back. He has hurdled his adversity and challenges his audiences to do the same. Register is a dynamic speaker who commands his listeners` attention with a mix of humor, emotion and enthusiasm. His anecdotes about growing up are applicable to any audience, and while his stories are presented in an amusing fashion, the life lessons to be learned and the outcomes achieved are easily recognized, powerful and will impact every audience.
His track and field accolades include him as being a collegiate four time All-American long jumper, hurdler, and 4x40m relay specialist, while attending the University of Arkansas. He twice qualified for the Olympic Trials -- once in the 110m high hurdles in 1988 and once in the 400m intermediate hurdles in 1992.
He enlisted in the U.S. Army to further his track pursuits but Operation Desert Storm interrupted his training time as he served 7 months in Southwest Asia, an experience he says he would never trade.
On May 17,1994 Register suffered a crippling injury that resulted in the amputation of his left leg. The injury dashed his hope of making the Olympic team and stifled his class date for Officer Candidate School. Yet, 18 months later he competed in the 1996 Paralympic Games in Atlanta, Georgia as a swimmer anchoring the 4 x 100 medley relay! Two years later he returned to his first love of track and field and qualified for the 2000 Paralympic Team that competed in Sydney Australia. He jumped into the track and field history books by winning the silver medal and setting an American record in the process, all while becoming one of two athletes in the world to have jumped further than 17`8" feet without a leg or knee.
His courage in the face of uncertainty has inspired audiences young and old. He has been featured on numerous television shows such as, Morning Blend with former host Soledad O`Brien, It`s a Miracle with host Richard Thomas, The Weekend Today Show and The Edge with former host Paula Zahn!
In 2007 he was appointed by Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice as one of eight members to advise the Secretary on Foreign policy Issues regarding disability. He continues to serve in this capacity under Secretary Hillary Clinton (another Razorback).
John`s skill as a speaker and motivator are superior and he has the unique ability through his keynotes and training seminars to empower you to believe you can do anything you set your mind too!
So, get ready and come on an inspiration journey with John and ride along as he takes you from setting your Vision and leading you through the Inspirational cycle which will Motivate you to Act with intension for the Results in your life that will inspire others and thereby inspire the world! You too will believe that you can Hurdle Your Adversity and empower life!
Hurdling Adversity: Move Beyond Your Circumstance
John Register is a dynamic speaker who commands his listeners’attention with a mix of humor, emotion and enthusiasm. His anecdotes about growing up are applicable to any audience. And, while his stories are presented in an amusing fashion, the lessons to be learned are easily recognized and powerful.
Come on an inspiration journey with John and ride along as he shares stories of being an elite athlete prior to and following his life-changing injury.
You will come away from this commanding keynote believing that you too can face challenges and deal with changes while handling life’s uncertainty with confidence and grace. John's skill as a speaker and motivator are superior. You will thoroughly enjoy his presentation!
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