National champion/All-American to speak in North Platte/McCook

Charles Clark
Monday, February 14, 2022

A world-class athlete turned author, mindset coach and mental wellness expert will speak at Mid-Plains Community College campuses in North Platte and McCook Feb. 24 in honor of Black History Month.

Charles Clark’s presentations are free and open to the public. In them, Clark will share his story of pain and struggle and how it led him to become the man he is today.

The three-time national champion and 10-time All-American was the sixth fastest man in the world at the age of 22. He was just one year away from landing his first shoe deal as a track and field superstar and was living out his ultimate dream feeling like nothing could stop him.

Then it did.

Clark sustained a 99 percent tear in his right quad muscle, an injury that debilitated his career. His dream as he knew it, was over. He felt that his purpose was gone. Clark’s confidence and emotions were shattered.

During his visit to the Mid-Plains campuses, Clark will explain how he bounced back after hitting rock bottom and will encourage those in attendance to also rise and become the best versions of themselves so they can lead and win.

Clark will speak 11 a.m. in the McDonald-Belton Theater, 601 W. State Farm Rd., in North Platte. He will then travel to the Weeth Theater in McCook, for a presentation at 3 p.m.  

More information about Clark and his journey can be found online at: