04 September 2019

Change in RootsTech London Keynote Speakers

I'm pleased to see Kadeena Cox in the list of RootsTech London keynote speakers.

If like me you don't know of her, she is a British parasport athlete competing in T38 sprints and C4 para-cycling events. She was part of the 2015 IPC Athletics World Championships and the 2016 UCI Para-cycling Track World Championships, in which she won world titles in the T37 100m and C4 500m time trial respectively. Cox competed in a variety of sports since an early age. In 2014, she was diagnosed with multiple sclerosis (MS) but did not let that stop her from achieving excellence in her life. Cox went on to win two gold medals and a bronze medal at the Rio 2016 Summer Paralympics. These medals made Cox the first Briton in 32 years to take gold in two sports at the same Paralympics games. Cox has broken records, won medals on the world stage, and made her country proud. Her inspiring story of determination, perseverance, and drive for success will be a fitting message for the RootsTech audience.

Kadeena is replacing Nick Barrett although, for members of the Nick Barrett fan club, he remains listed as a speaker and may have an additional MC role.

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