Marcel Hodge

"I want to be an ambassador because I’m willing to strive, I’m willing to inspire other people and enlighten people in what they can do. I would like people to know that they can do anything once they put their mind to it. If your mind believes - your body will achieve."

Sport: Athletics

Represents: UKSA Team GB

Date of Birth: 02 Mar 1992

Based: Leicester

Personal Best: 100m – 10.9 secs; 400m – 52.8 secs; Long Jump – 5.9m

Marcel is a former T20 100m world champion having won the event at the INAS 2014 World Games in Prague.

He is a member of the British Athletics Para-Development Academy where he is now concentrating on the 400m and aiming to compete at a future Paralympic Games.

Born in Ascot, Marcel took up athletics when he was eight years-old. His highest achievement came 2013 at the INAS World Athletics Championships where he won gold in the 100m and bronze in the 200m.

Along with this, his other main achievements were winning silver in 200m and bronze in the 100m at the 2014 INAS Open European Athletics Championships.