Bob Champion is an English former jump jockey, who won the 1981 Grand National on Aldaniti. This earned them that year's BBC Sports Personality of the Year Team Award. His triumph, while recovering from testicular cancer, was made into the film Champions, with John Hurt portraying Champion. The film is based on Champion's book Champion's Story, which he wrote with close friend, racing journalist and broadcaster Jonathan Powell.
Other major races that Champion won during his career include the Hennessy Cognac Gold Cup and the Whitbread Trial Chase. In 1983 he formed the Bob Champion Cancer Trust, which has raised millions of pounds for cancer research.
He received the Helen Rollason award as part of the 2011 BBC Sports Personality of the Year competition. He was appointed CBE in the 2021 New Year Honours for services to prostate and testicular cancer research.