Greg
Cackett

Age30
Height5'11"
Weight90kg

Greg Cackett joined the GB Bobsleigh set up in the summer of 2016 with a background in high-level athletics.

He became an Olympian a year-and-a-half later as he made the Team GB squad for the 2018 Games in South Korea, placing 17th in the 4-man event in PyeongChang with Brad Hall, Nick Gleeson and Joel Fearon.

He took a year away from the sport after switching to track cycling after the Winter Olympics but returned to the team in the summer of 2019 and enjoyed a history-making campaign in 2-man competition with Hall.

Greg claimed the country's first 2-man medal in World Cup competition for more than 30 years when he won silver with Hall in Igls in January, just a week after they had narrowly missed out on a medal with a fourth place finish in La Plagne. 

He went on to end the 2019/20 2-man season fifth in the IBSF 2-man world rankings and was seventh in the 4-man event at the World Championships in Altenberg in March.

He previously won World Cup bronze with Hall, Fearon and Bruce Tasker in Park City in November 2017 on route to recording four top 10 finishes in the 4-man competition that season. 

Greg made his GB Bobsleigh debut on the Europa Cup circuit in Konigssee in December 2016, pushing Olly Biddulph to ninth-place with Ashley Watson and Toby Olubi. His World Cup bow followed in mid-January 2017 when he pushed Biddulph to 14th in the European Championships in Winterberg with Tremayne Gilling and Mark Lewis-Francis.

He made the World Championship squad in his first season on ice as he teamed up with Hall, Tasker and Fearon in Konigssee in February 2017. A top 10 finish appeared to be on the cards in that competition before a crash derailed their hopes in the second run but he went on to end that season with an eighth-place finish in the World Cup 4-man event in PyeongChang. 

Prior to becoming a bobsledder, he finished fourth in the UK U23 60m Championships and fifth in the 100m in 2011 and set a personal best of 10.24 seconds in Switzerland two years later - the same year that he set his 60m best of 6.65 seconds indoors in Newham.

Injury issues blighted his progress on the track for part of 2014 and all of 2015 but he returned to action prior to joining GB Bobsleigh, winning the Surrey County Indoor Track & Field Championships 60m title in a championship record of 6.69 seconds in February 2016.

GREG IN HIS OWN WORDS...

  • Nickname: The Greatest Of All Time, given to me by Brad Hall
  • Most likely to be spotted: Trying to gain weight
  • Least likely to be found: Gaining weight
  • Me in three: Fast but light
  • Hero: I don't really have one
  • Random fact: I started an online platform to support brakemen and women called www.thebrakeman.org  
  • If I wasn’t a slider: I'd be a fireman
  • Career highlights: Capping off my return season in 2019/20 with a 2-man World Cup silver medal with Brad