Kriss Akabusi MBE (Pt1) | Olympics | Elite Sport | Existentialism

Listen to the episode here.

Kriss Akabusi, MBE, is an Olympian, motivational speaker and businessman. He achieved three Olympic medals, as well as World, European and Commonwealth titles in his outstanding career as a sprint and hurdling athlete.

Very interestingly for our Meaningful Sport podcast, Kriss is drawn to existential philosophy and how it can help us in making sense of our lives and our sport.

In this first part of our discussion with Kriss, we start exploring his life as an elite athlete. Why was Kriss drawn to sport? Would he do sport “for nothing”? Were there ‘boundary situations’ in his elite athletic career that forced him to rethink the way he engaged with sport?

You can follow Kriss on Twitter at @KrissAkabusi and @AkabusiCompany and find out more about him and his work at

Published by Noora Ronkainen

Researcher | Author | Meaningful Sport 🗻🏄| Co-host Physical Activity Researcher Podcast🎙

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