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Kent's Dame Kelly Holmes wins lifetime achievement prize at the Pride of Sport awards.

By KentOnline reporter

Kent's Dame Kelly Holmes has been given a lifetime achievement prize at the Pride of Sport awards.

The former athlete from Hildenborough won double gold in the 800m and 1,500m at the Athens Olympics in 2004 and has also been honoured for her charity work.

She set up the Dame Kelly Holmes Trust to help transform the lives of disadvantaged young people.

Dame Kelly Holmes. Picture: Steve Crispe

The awards took place at Grosvenor House in London on Wednesday night.

Having retired in 2005, Kelly played a lead role in the 2012 Olympics before setting up and running the Dame Kelly Holmes Trust.

The Trust has now worked with more than 300,000 young people, and 70% of people on its flagship Get on Track programme were in employment, education or training by the time they completed it.

She remains one of Great Britain’s most recognised sporting figures and continues to be an inspiration to young and old following her achievements on the track.

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