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David “Dai” Greene: The second fastest British man over the 400m hurdles

David “Dai” Greene is the second fastest British man over the 400m hurdles, after Kriss Akabusi, and boasts holding the World, European and Commonwealth titles simultaneously in a sixteen month period between 2010 and 2011. Dai Greene is available for bookings through MN2S Talent Agency to appear at private and corporate events.

At a young age, Green showed early sporting talent, practising his footballing skills religiously, hoping to follow his idol Ryan Giggs into professional football. As a result of all the hard work, at 13 years old he joined the youth team at Swansea City on left wing, his moment of glory scoring a penalty against a Real Madrid youth team.

Despite being offered a contract to turn a professional footballer at 16 years of age, due to his contraction of Osgood-Schlatter disease (an inflammation of the patella ligament in the knee often affecting growing adolescents) which meant it was inadvisable to continue with the sport. As a result, he continued his studies and reluctantly turned to athletics and still runs for his local club, Swansea harriers Athletics Club. At 17, Greene was diagnosed with epilepsy, and manages the condition by avoiding drinking and nights out.

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In 2009 Greene stormed onto the international senior scene with a personal best and victory at the Josef Odlozil memorial in Prague. His gold medal at the European Athletics Championships in Barcelona in July 2012 marked the beginning of a golden period for him, going on to win the Commonwealth title in Delhi in the same year. On a run of good form, Green went on to add the World Athletics Championships gold to his collection of titles, from Daegu, South Korea. In recognition for his run of impressive success, Jaguar Academy of Sport named him an ambassador in 2011.

Although selected as captain of the GB athletics team for the London 2012 Olympic Games and a favourite for a medal, Greene unfortunately did not manage a top 3 finish in the Games, and struggled to regain the form of 2010/11 in the 2013 and 2014 seasons due to injury.

Greene has been outspoken about the recent coverage of doping in athletics, lamenting the fact that news of great British achievements in athletics are currently being overshadowed by speculations about doping, an example of which include British sprinter Adam Gemili’s sub 10 seconds and sub 20 seconds times for the 100m and 200m respectively.

Greene has recently shown signs of recovery of form after several frustrating years since 2011, involving injuries, unsuccessful operations and a relocation of training base to Loughborough.

Greene’s great talent and successful career make him an inspired choice for an after dinner speaker at private and corporate events. Please contact an agent at MN2S Agency to book this celebrity talent.

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