At 39, Duff captured the public’s imagination with his stirring gold medal win, becoming the oldest Olympic Champion in an individual winter sport in history and an emotional highlight of the 2006 Torino Games.
His engaging speaking style and seasoned demeanor combine years of experience as a firefighter and high performance athlete with a natural storytelling ability.
With a focus on the mentors he draws inspiration from including Marnie McBean and Wayne Gretzky, Duff speaks passionately to corporate and community audiences on themes including teamwork and perseverance.
In 2008, Duff joined Bobsleigh Canada Skeleton as the National Coach of the skeleton team and in Vancouver 2010, he provided in-depth analysis of the sport for CTV’s Olympic coverage.
2006 Olympic Champion – Skeleton
2006 Canadian Male Athlete of the Year
2008/09 National Team Coach, Skeleton
2009 Canadian Spirit of Sport Story of the Year Award – Finalist
2010 Olympic Games – CTV Analyst, Skeleton
Photo Credits: Ewan Nicholson Photography