Who Is Nathan Maguire?
Nathan Maguire is a T54 wheelchair racer, competing in 100m, 200m, 400m, 800m & 1500m. He was paralysed from the waist down after a sudden case of Transverse Myelitis, aged 8. This however, has never stopped him and since then he has competed at 3 European Championships, 2 World Championships, a Commonwealth Games as well as the Rio 2016 and Tokyo 2020 Paralympic Games.
Nathan Maguire began wheelchair racing in 2014, debuting in that years London Mini Marathon, his first taste of wheelchair racing on a huge scale. He went on to win the race and set a new course record in the process, which still stands today. This was just a taste of the successes that are to come in his athletics career.
Throughout the 8 years that Nathan has been racing, he has chipped away his personal bests, worked his way up the UK and World rankings and won a few medals along the way. His first taste of international success being his successes at the European championships in Berlin 2018; winning 3 Bronze medals in the T54 100m, 200m, & 800m and being part of a Gold medal winning 4x100m Universal relay team, securing a World record in the process.
He secured 3 medals at the 2021 European championships in Poland; 2 bronze medals in the T54 400m & 800m As well as being part of a Great British silver medal winning 4x100m universal relay team.
Tokyo 2020 saw Nathan win his first Paralympic medal (Silver) as part of the British 4x100m Universal Relay team. He also secured a 6th place finish in the T54 400m final and 10th place in the T54 800m.
Nathan currently looking for support and currently stretches his UK Sport funding to its limits to ensure he has the same top class equipment, competition and training opportunities as everyone else on the start line. If you feel like you or your company could support Nathan in any way please get in touch.