Enjoy Celebrity Radio’s Roger Black Interview…
Roger Anthony Black MBE (born 31 March 1966) is a British retired athlete.
During his athletics career, he won individual silver medals in the 400 metres sprint at both the Olympic Games and World Championships, two individual gold medals at the European Championships, and 4×400 metres relay gold medals at both the World and European Championships.
Roger has a heart problem and could be affected by the flu.
In the 2017/18 flu season, less than half (48.9%) of UK under 65s who were eligible to receive a free flu vaccination on the NHS due to an underlying health condition were vaccinated, despite being at increased risk of serious complications from flu including acute bronchitis and pneumonia.
Sanofi Pasteur has teamed up with Roger Black, Amelia Lily and Matt Johnson – who each fall into one of these ‘at risk’ groups – to encourage more people with these conditions to get vaccinated against flu this winter.
Enjoy an exclusive interview with Roger Black via YouTube:
Since retiring from athletics, he has worked as a television presenter and motivational speaker.
In 2008, Black joined forces with fellow athlete Steve Backley and operate BackleyBlack LLP delivering Olympic Performance in the Workplace. Black has a collection of fifteen medals from major senior athletics competitions to add to his two European junior championship gold medals.
People with chronic respiratory disease, diabetes and chronic heart disease account for over three quarters of the under 65 ‘at-risk’ population for flu.
Interview by Alex Belfield at Celebrity Radio 6th October 2018.