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. She has also competed in 4 Olympic Games, 1988 in Seoul, 1992 in Barcelona, 1996 in Atlanta and 2000 in Sydney. Diane is both the former British and Commonwealth Record Holder.
Since retiring from athletics she has dedicated herself to a number of great causes, currently Lay Adviser to the Central Manchester Clinical Commissioning Group and was previously the Chief Ambassador for the National Charity – Street Games.In 2010 Diane established the Diane Modahl Sports Foundation (DMSF) a registered charity. It champions undiscovered talent and brings high quality athletics coaching and mentoring opportunities to both able-bodied and disabled young people, particularly those living in some of the poorest areas across the UK.
A founding Patron of Prevent Breast Cancer, Diane played a key role in raising awareness of the charity. In 2004 she raised over £76,000 for Prevent Breast Cancer by appearing on ITV’s “I’m A Celebrity – Get Me Out Of Here!