Daniel Caines

YST Daniel Caines


Daniel Caines is one of Great Britain’s top runners over 400m. Now retired, he enjoyed a highly successful career in which he was World, Commonwealth, European and Europa Cup Champion in the 400m and 4x400m relay, representing his country at two Olympic Games. A remarkable achievement considering he was once confined to a wheelchair by sporting injuries.

Daniel’s breakthrough came in 1998 when he won a bronze medal at the Indoor Championships and subsequently was selected for the World Junior Championships relay squad. A year later he improved his 400m performance to win silver, but he then found himself hampered by severe injury. His determination saw him return to the track with a personal best and then a victory at the 2000 AAA Indoor Championships, leading to selection for his senior international debut.

Daniel comes from a very sporty family and has benefited from their positive influences allowing him to carve out a successful career as one of Britain's best ever quarter milers.

Now retired from the track, Daniel – a law graduate - runs a PR agency called Beyond 400, a play on words highlighting the fact that there is life after athletics for those who believe in the 6 keys to success. He also enjoys sharing his journey and experiences as an athlete with pupils across the country as an Athlete Mentor for the Youth Sport Trust.

Sporting Achievements:

  • Olympian
  • World Indoor 400m Champion.