Co-Founder & CEO Diane Modahl Foundation / Olympian & Commonwealth Games Gold Medalist / IOD North West Director of The Year.
Diane is one of Britain’s most successful 800m runners. She won a Gold Medal in the 1990 Commonwealth Games and followed this up with a further Silver and Bronze Medal.
Diane represented Britain in an impressive four Olympic Games, from 1988 to 2000 and was unbeaten for six consecutive seasons by any other British athlete over her specialist distance of 800m. As one of Britain’s most accomplished middle distance runners, she held the English, British and Commonwealth records for both 800m and 600m.
After retiring from athletics, Diane and her husband Olympic coach Vicente Modahl, established the Diane Modahl Sports Foundation, a registered charity. Her early experiences as a young person from a deprived community, inspired her to establish a youth foundation to help those most in need.
DMSF champions young people from disadvantaged areas across the North West, enabling them to make the most of themselves in sport, education and employability.
Lending a helping hand
The covid-19 crisis is unprecedented in modern times. The Covid-19 lockdown mandating people to stay at home, except for very limited purposes, could have a negative impact on our activity levels and feelings of isolation.
Diane is commited to changing lives through exercise and sport, and as a public figure she is lending her support to a number of campaigns that aim to keep the UK and Greater Manchester (GM) moving and feeling connected, including:
#KeepGMMoving – a mini video campaign from GreaterSport showcasing what GM sports stars and celebrities are doing to keep themselves moving.
#StayInWorkOut – Tips, advice and guidance on how to keep or get active in and around your home from Sport England. Join the Movement and use #StayInWorkOut to share how you’re getting active during this time.
NHS #KeepInTouch campaign in partnership with PlayonPro.
Follow Diane on social media and join her by searching the hashtags, share how you’re keeping active and pass on the keep in touch message.
Diane Modahl Sports Foundation
The Diane Modahl Sports Foundation (DMSF) is a registered charity which works with young people from disadvantaged areas across the North West, enabling them to make the most of themselves in sport, school and life.
Registered charity number 1150767 in England and Wales
Registered company number 07211650
© 2019 Diane Modahl Sports Foundation