James Cracknell : Family, Net Worth, Parents, Wife, Children and Education

James Cracknell is a British athlete, rowing champion and double Olympic gold medalist know all about him in this article as like his Family, Net Worth, Parents, Wife, Children and Education

James Cracknell : Family, Net Worth, Parents, Wife, Children and Education
James Cracknell
  Bio
Name James Cracknell
Birthdate ( Age) 5 May 1972
Place of Birth Sutton, United Kingdom
Nationality British
Marital Status  Married
Spouse/Partner Beverley Turner (m. 2002–2019), Jordan Connell ( Present )
Children Croyde Cracknell, Kiki Cracknell, Trixie Cracknell
Parents John Cracknell, Jennie Cracknell
Education Brunel University London
Profession British athlete
Net Worth $2.5 million
Last Update August 2021

James Cracknell is a British athlete, rowing champion and double Olympic gold medalist. Cracknell was appointed OBE for "services to sport" in the 2005 New Year Honours List.

James Cracknell and Jordan Connell

He was the first celebrity to be eliminated from the show after losing the dance off to David James and Nadiya Bychkova.

Early Life and Family

Cracknell began rowing whilst attending the independent Kingston Grammar School and rowed at the Junior World Championships in 1989 and 1990, winning a gold medal in 1990. He graduated from the University of Reading as a Bachelor of Science (BSc) in Human Geography in 1993, followed by a PGCE at the Institute of Education and a Master of Science (MSc) from Brunel University in 1999.

James Cracknell Wife 

Cracknell married TV presenter Beverley Turner, with whom he lived in Chiswick in 2002. The couple had three children – a son, Croyde (born October 2003), and two daughters, Kiki (born March 2009) and Trixie (born April 2011). They announced their separation on 29 March 2019 after 17 years of marriage.In January 2021, he announced his engagement to Jordan Connell.

James Cracknell Net Worth

James Cracknell is a British athlete, rowing champion and double Olympic gold medalistwho has an estimated Net Worth of between $2.5 million in 2021. 

Professional Career

Moving into the senior squad, Cracknell made numerous appearances in the World Rowing Championships; however, he did not win any medals prior to the 1996 Summer Olympics. He qualified in the double scull for the 1996 Games, but fell ill with tonsillitis and was unable to race. In 1997, he won a seat in the men's coxless fours, with Steve Redgrave, Matthew Pinsent and Tim Foster. 

With this crew, he won the World Rowing Championships in 1997, 1998 and 1999 (with Ed Coode replacing the injured Foster), and finally the gold medal at the 2000 Summer Olympics. In August 2000, the month prior to winning gold in Sydney, he took part in a 3-part BBC documentary entitled Gold Fever. This followed the coxless four team in the years leading up to the Olympics, including video diaries recording the highs and lows in their quest for gold.

He came second in the pairs division of the 2005–2006 Atlantic Rowing Race in "Spirit of EDF Energy", partnered by Ben Fogle. Although they took first place in the line honours of the pairs event (overall, they were third to finish the race behind the two men's fours), the use of ballast water during the race resulted in the pair being moved to second position of the pairs event in accordance with the race rules. The event helped raise money for Children in Need.

In July 2008 Cracknell competed in the European Triathlon Championships for GBR for his age group and in November 2009 he took part in the New York Marathon. In April 2009, James completed the 125-mile non-stop Devizes to Westminster Canoe Marathon in a two-man racing K2 kayak with canoe partner Bernie Shosbree.

In 2018, Cracknell enrolled at Peterhouse, Cambridge to study for a MPhil degree in human evolution.On 7 April 2019, Cracknell became the oldest competitor, and oldest winner, for Cambridge in the 2019 Boat Race; at the age of 46 he became the oldest rower in the event's history by 10 years.

In 2019, Cracknell participated in the seventeenth series of Strictly Come Dancing, where he was partnered with professional dancer Luba Mushtuk. He was the first celebrity to be eliminated from the show after losing the dance off to David James and Nadiya Bychkova.

Cracknell has presented sport on ITV and Channel 4. He covered The Boat Race 2007 with Mark Durden-Smith for ITV and is the presenter of ITV's coverage of the British Superbike Championship. He is also the main presenter of Channel 4's Red Bull Air Race World Series coverage. He is a contracted columnist with The Daily Telegraph writing about various topics including sport, motoring, gardening, cookery and others.