Kevin’s Accomplishments

  • Internationally-Acclaimed Motivational Speaker
    Named one of the TOP 100 Motivational Speakers in America
  • Former Senior Member on the President’s Council on Physical Fitness & Sports (PCPFS)
  • Appointed by Presidents Bill Clinton and George Bush to serve on the PCPFS
  • International Ambassador on Health and Wellness
  • Actor – Author – World Champion Athlete
  • Named “The Greatest All-Around Wheelchair Athlete in the World”
  • Worked with Kansas State University football team as motivational coach during what was to become known as the “greatest turnaround in college football history”

Athletic Accomplishments

Kevin Saunders has won hundreds of medals in international competition.

1983 – 2014 to (Present)Gold, Silver and Bronze Medalist. Over 700 races run and Track and Field competitions in U.S. and around the world.


1986 to 1992 – Best All Around Wheelchair Athlete in the World or World’s Greatest wheelchair athlete.


1986 to 1992 – Kevin has amassed over 10 World Records and several Paralympic records in the Pentathlon and other events.


2014Gold Winner, Miracle Match Half Marathon, Waco, TX


2014Gold Winner, Chevron Aramco USATF Half Marathon, Houston, TX


2010Gold Winner, Chevron Aramco USATF Half Marathon, Houston, TX


2010Gold Winner, Conoco Phillips Rodeo Race 5K, Houston, TX


2009Gold Winner, Conoco Phillips Rodeo Race 5K, Houston, TX


2009Silver Winner, Chevron Aramco USATF Half Marathon, Houston, TX


2008Gold Winner, Chevron Aramco USATF Half Marathon, Houston, TX


2008Gold Winner, Conoco Phillips Rodeo Run 5K, Houston, TX


2007Gold, Won the 5K & 2K runs


2006 – Pushed through portions of 5 countries in Europe promoting Health and Fitness as an international Ambassador for Fitness & Health appointed by President George W. Bush


2005Gold, Won 5 Mile & 2 Mile runs


2004 – Pushed over 2,500 miles across America USA Health & Fitness Tour


2003Gold, Won 5 Mile & 2 Mile races


2002Gold, Won the Corpus Christi 10K, Corpus Christi, TX


2001Gold, Won 5 Mile & 2 Mile races


2000Gold Winner, Midwest 10K championships


1999Gold, Won the Corpus Christi Marathon, Corpus Christi, TX


1998Gold, Won 5 Mile & 2 Mile races


1997 – Peachtree Road race Atlanta, GA Top 10 finisher Masters


1996Gold Medalist Qualified for Paralympics Trials for Paralympics in Atlanta, GA in Staunton, Virginia.


1995 – Peachtree Road race Atlanta, GA Top 10 finishers


1994Gold Winner, The Woodlands Marathon, The Woodlands, Texas


1993 – Presented the “Torch of Freedom Award” given to the Year’s “OUTSTANDING SPORTS FIGURE OR TEAM WITH A DISABILITY”


1992Gold Medalist , Wheelchair Pentathlon, Paralympic Games, Barcelona, Spain


1992Gold, World record Paralympics Trials for Barcelona, Spain


1992Gold Medalist, Paralympics Trials in Salt Lake City, Utah, World Record


1992World record, National record and Paralympic record in the Pentathlon in the Paralympic Trials in Salt Lake City, Utah and was the featured athlete of the Games by Fox Sports in Salt Lake City.


1991 – Won multiple Gold Medals, Was awarded plaque for the Outstanding athlete award of the meet for the “National wheelchair games” Winning most events of all the competitors


1991Gold Medalist, Wheelchair Pentathlon, Victory Games, Paralympics Trials in Long Island, New York


1991Gold Medalist, Wheelchair Pentathlon, World Track and Field Championships in Stoke Mandeville, England, World Record. Kevin also won the silver in the 200 meter dash, Gold 1500 meter, Gold discus, Gold Javelin, Silver shot put


1991 – World Games in Assen, Netherlands Kevin set the world and Paralympic record in the Pentathlon, won silver in the discus, silver in the 200 meter race and Bronze in the 400 meter race.


1990Gold Medalist, Wheelchair Pentathlon at Pan American Games in Caracas, Venezuela.


1990 – Pan American Games Carcass, Venezuela Gold – Pentathlon, Gold set the world and Paralympic records


1990Gold Medalist – World Record, Wheelchair Pentathlon, World Track and Field Championships in Essen, Netherlands.


1989Gold Winner, Capitol 10,000 10K Austin, Texas – One of the largest 10 K’s in the world.


1989Gold Winner and world record Pentathlon, Silver discus, World Wheelchair Games, Stoke Mandeville, Great Britain


1988Bronze Medalist, Pentathlon, Paralympic Games, Seoul, South Korea


1988Gold Medalist, Paralympic Trials Edinburgh, PN
Won multiple Gold Medals, Was awarded Austrian Crystal Sculpture that only a few people in the world have the ability to make for being named the “Outstanding Athleteaward of the World Games.


1987 – Presented “Outstanding Athlete of the Games” award at the Wheelchair Track & Field Championships won the silver for lifting over 300 lbs. weighing in just under 155 lbs. in the weight lifting competition. Kevin also always won medals in the World Games in swimming as well as all the other events he competed in.


1987 – Won Gold Pentathlon, Silver 200 meter, Silver 400 meter medals in swimming, air guns pistol and rifle and in the field events and relays, World Games Rome, Italy


1987 – National Games in Pennsylvania – Kevin won every race he entered from 100 meters, 200 meters, 400 meters, 800 meters & 1500 meters. Kevin also won the Pentathlon, the Javelin, Discus, and Silver in the Shot Put. Kevin also won Gold in the Pistol shooting in Silver in Air Rifles then finished Gold, Silver and Bronze in the different swimming events Kevin also won the silver medal in weight lifting bench press with a lift of well over 300 lbs. weighing in less than 155 lbs. to compete in the 150 lbs. class he captured Gold for his efforts.


1986Gold Medalist, Wheelchair Pentathlon, World Track and Field Championships in Adelaide, Australia, World Record (That lead to Kevin Saunders being named the “World’s Greatest all-around wheelchair Athlete”)


1985 – Wheelchair Basketball – All Star 1st team and Kevin Saunders was also chosen as the Outstanding Athlete Lone Star Basketball Conference.


1985Silver Medal, Pentathlon, Silver in Discus and Bronze in 200m race, Gold in Javelin at the Pan American Games


1984 – Wheelchair Basketball – All Star 1st team Texas Lone Star Conference.


1984 – Finished 3rd in the National Wheelchair Athletic Association – NWAA – in the Pentathlon


1983 – Kevin ran his first wheelchair race (in his old hospital chair) Peachtree 10K Road Race Atlanta, GA. He got pulled from the race course before he got to the finish line.

Kevin Saunders is widely regarded as one of the most powerful motivational speakers alive today. Faced with severe paralysis, he overcame constant physical pain, overwhelming depression and self-doubt to become a World Champion athlete, author and inspiration to millions around the world – helping them to “Never Give Up!” in pursuit of their goals.

Let Kevin inspire and bring the champion out of every member of your audience.

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