About DeanDean Macey is one of the most likeable athletes of his generation. Renowned for his strong mental attitude and no quitting mentality, Dean endeared himself to the athletics fraternity and general nation at large throughout his career.
Having been forced to retire due to injury, he now offers a frank and honest account of his journey towards becoming one of Britain's most successful all-round athletes. Dean is extremely charismatic and his relaxed presentation style reflects this. Clear and concise, his laid back approach and witty anecdotes endear him to all those he speaks before.
Dean is passionate about sharing his experiences with the masses and enjoys giving short talks about his personal story, touching on the many highs and lows of his rollercoaster journey. By focusing on the tips and the tools that he used in the face of adversity to become one of Britain's most successful all-round athletes ever, his story is full of personality and natural humour – a combination that never fails to inspire.
Testimonials"I just wanted to pass on a sincere thank you for everything last night at the Wandsworth Sports Awards. The interview with Dean was definitely a higlight of the evening, especially with all the questions he answered for the aspiring athletes attending. He was really friendly, and ideal for our awards so thank you for arranging for him to be there and add to the awards success." Wandsworth Council Sports Awards
"Thank you so much for joining us at ACT, you were great fun to work with and we have had some fantastic feedback from both staff and delegates who enjoyed your company and of course competing against you!" Lloyds TSB Corporate Markets
"Thank you so much for presenting at our annual Sports Awards Ceremony and making this important annual Corps sporting event a really special occasion." The Royal Logistic Corps Association Trust
"Dean was the guest of honour at the Rochford District Sports Awards 2009 and I cannot speak highly enough of him and his professionalism. Dean was both inspirational and humorous in his account of the lead up to his success at the 2006 Commonwealth Games. He was a pleasure to work with both in the lead up to the event and on the night itself and was the last person to leave the venue at the end of the evening. For the sportspeople in the room to listen to a local athlete who has achieved so much turned a fantastic event into an amazing one." Active Rochford
Read MoreDean started out in athletics as a triple jumper but graduated up through the octathlon to settle on the decathlon. He was also on the books of Arsenal as a youngster but gave up football to train for the World Junior Championships in 1995. Dean's major breakthrough was when he won silver medal at the 1999 World Championships in Athletics in the Olympic Stadium, Seville, Spain.
The following year at the 2000 Summer Olympics, Sydney, Australia, after an injury ravaged year, Macey recorded another personal best score of 8567 points but could only finish fourth.
Dean was back amongst the medals at the 2001 World Championships in the Commonwealth Stadium, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada, improving on his personal best yet again.
At the 2004 Summer Olympics in Athens, Greece Dean performed well, in view of the recent years away from competition, but with a possible medal in his grasp, a below par pole vault and javelin throw once again left him in fourth place at an Olympic competition.
At the 2006 Commonwealth Games, despite still nursing some injuries, Dean brought home the gold medal.
On 15 July 2008, he decided to retire from athletics.