With an international athletics career spanning over a decade, Darren is one of Britain's most successful and well-known athletes. He was a Championship performer who could pull off a performance when it really mattered, resulting in his two Olympic medals. Darren won his first medal as an individual, in the 200m at the Sydney 2000 Olympic Games, before topping this success with a gold medal in the 4x100m relay in Athens 2004. Darren ran the anchor leg, successfully holding off the USA by 0.01secs to cling on to gold. Athletics medals are hard to come by for Britain, especially in sprint events, so Darren became a sporting legend. He retired in 2006, but has continued to be involved in sport so he can pass on his experiences. Darren has created his own youth engagement programme at grassroots level called Street Athletics, which is a series of community focused events across the UK to broaden young people's existing horizons within sport and non-sport related areas.