Richard Kilty competed at the School Games in 2006
Sainsbury's School Games Alumni: Sprint Sensation Richard Kilty
British track star Richard Kilty's medal collection is enough to inspire all of the athletes taking part at this year's Sainsbury's School Games.
The 25-year-old kick started his track career when he represented England North East at the first School Games in Glasgow in 2006. Kilty bagged a gold medal in the 100m, clocking a time of 11.03 while pipping close rival Olufunmi Sobodu over the finishing line.
Since that moment Kilty's career has gone from strength to strength. Specialising in the 60m, 100m and 200m, the Gateshead sprinter has now won more than 2,000 medals. The impressive haul includes a World Championship gold and Commonwealth Games silver; both from 2014. There's also a UK Championship gold from earlier this year.
Kilty announced himself on the international stage last year when he won gold in the 60m at the Indoor World Championships. Against a field of the world's best sprinters, Kilty came out on top with a personal best of 6.40. It was the closest race in the history of the World Indoor Championships, as all eight men crossed the finish line less than one-tenth of a second apart, with the top six runners separated by just 0.04.
Back in Glasgow for last summer's Commonwealth Games, Kilty teamed up with fellow School Games alumni Adam Gemili and Danny Talbot to compete in the 4x100m relay. Along with Harry Aikines-Aryeetey, the team secured silver at Hampden Park in a time of 38.02.
Six months into 2015 and Kilty continues to impress on the track. In March, he recorded a time of 6.51 to secure first place in the European Athletics Indoor Championships in Prague. Such has been the sprinter's performances that he has recently been named in Team GB's European Championship Squad for this summer's event in Russia.
With the Rio 2016 Olympics little more than a year away, Kilty will be hoping he can force his way into the reckoning for Team GB.