Not to be confused with the magician of the same name, Olympic speaker Darren Campbell MBE is a runner whose greatest achievements include being 2004 Olympic champion in the 4 x 100m relay and 2000 Olympic silver medalist in the 200m.
In the World Championships, Darren won a bronze medal in 1997 and a silver in 1999 in the relay as well as another bronze in 2003 in the 100m. In the European Championships, he managed gold medals in 1998 in the 100m and the relay and in 2006 in the relay. He also won a 100m silver medal in 2002.
In the Commonwealth Games, the Olympic speaker won 4 x 100m relay golds in 1998 and 2002, the same year that he also got a bronze medal in the 200m. While not wowing the crowds on the track, Darren played professional football for two years, with Weymouth and Newport the two teams benefiting from his talent.
Retiring in 2006 while still at the top of his game, Darren has worked with disaffected young people where his motivational approach has enabled them to engage with society. He has also helped professional footballers to learn how to use their speed effectively on the pitch – these include Andre Shevchenko, Mark Cueto and Toby Flood. Finally, Campbell has headed up several athletics-related TV programmes, formed a business partnership with Linford Christie and set up his own company called Pro Athlete Supplementation.
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