Defying epilepsy in sport: Dai Greene
Dai Greene is a Welsh hurdler who specialised in the 400 metre hurdles event and competed internationally for both Wales and Great Britain.
Dai was diagnosed with epilepsy at 17 years old but has shown that having an invisible condition doesn’t have to hold you back. Dai was able to control his seizures with antiepileptic drugs (AEDs) and by making sure he had a sufficient amount of sleep, eats a healthy diet and didn’t consume large amounts of alcohol on a regular basis.
In the past, Dai has described his epilepsy as a ‘blessing’, saying that it has made him more structured in his athletics career.
Using his high profile status, Dai has been able to speak out about epilepsy and use his own experience to help raise awareness of a condition, which is still widely understood in the media.
In 2009, Dai became an official ambassador for Young Epilepsy and has generously donated prize money from TV appearances and celebrity challenges to help support our work as well as attending the Young Epilepsy Champions Awards.
Find out why Dai supports Young Epilepsy