Gary Kikaya was born in the Congo and moved to South Africa when he was 10 years old. He moved to the U.S. when he was 19 years old and became a track star at the University of Tennessee and subsequently ran in the 2004 and 2008 Olympics. Gary's positive attitude towards everything he embraces in his life has helped him soar to the world stage in athletics and he was sponsored by Nike for his achievements.
Olympic Semi-Finalist, Beijing China 2008
Ranked Top 10 in the world in 400m by International Athletic Amateur Federation
Ranked 2nd in the world in 400m by IAAF, 2006
African Champion, Mauritius 2006
African Record Holder 400m, 2006
Olympic Semi-Finalist 400m, Athens, Greece 2004
Bronze Medalist 2004 World Indoor Champs, 2004
World Cup Silver Medalist, 2004
NCAA Champion 2003 Indoor Champion, 2003
NCAA Champion 2002 Outdoor Champion, 2002
During all of Gary's travels around the world, he has met people from a multitude of countries and cultures and he speaks 5 languages. He is passionate about learning and living his best and healthy life. Gary worked as head sprint coach at the Durham Academy in North Carolina and now is so excited to be sharing his wealth of knowledge about sports and mindfulness with the youth of the world.