Sprinter, Olympic Champion

Darren Campbell is one of Britain’s most successful and well known male sprinters. He competed in the 100 metres and 200 metres, as well as the 4 x 100 metres relay.

Darren is the European record holder in the relay event with 37.73 seconds. He was part of winning relay teams at the Commonwealth Games in 1998 and 2002, and at the European Championships in 1998, 2002 and 2006.

He was the 2003 World Championships bronze medallist in the 100 metre. His personal best of 10.04 s in the 100 metre and 20.13 s in the 200 metre places him among the top six fastest British sprinters.

Darren’s first Olympic success came during the 2000 Olympics in Sydney, where he won silver in the 200m. Four years later Darren won Gold as part of the 4x100m relay team.

Darren was awarded an MBE in 2005 for his services to the sport, and carried on performing as one of Britain's top sprinters. He announced his retirement in 2006, and now remains an ambassador of the sport through a number of roles, including his involvement in Street Athletics, the Youth Sport Trust and as an Ambassador for Special Olympics GB.

Darren became a Special Olympics GB Ambassador in 2007.


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