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Famous Track And Field Athletes from Jamaica

List of notable or famous track and field athletes from Jamaica, with bios and photos, including the top track and field athletes born in Jamaica and even some popular track and field athletes who immigrated to Jamaica. If you're trying to find out the names of famous Jamaican track and field athletes then this list is the perfect resource for you. These track and field athletes are among the most prominent in their field, and information about each well-known track and field athlete from Jamaica is included when available.

List features people like Usain Bolt and Shelly-Ann Fraser.

This historic track and field athletes from Jamaica list can help answer the questions "Who are some Jamaican track and field athletes of note?" and "Who are the most famous track and field athletes from Jamaica?" These prominent track and field athletes of Jamaica may or may not be currently alive, but what they all have in common is that they're all respected Jamaican track and field athletes.

Use this list of renowned Jamaican track and field athletes to discover some new track and field athletes that you aren't familiar with. Don't forget to share this list by clicking one of the social media icons at the top or bottom of the page. (48 items)


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    Allison Randall

    Allison Randall is a Jamaican athlete. She competed for Jamaica in the discus at the 2012 Summer Olympics. In 2013 June Randall tested positive at doping test taken at Jamaican trials. more on Wikipedia
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    • Age: age 27
    • Birthplace: Baltimore, Maryland, United States of America
    • Profession: Track and field athlete
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    Andrew Riley

    Andrew Riley is a Jamaican sprinter, mainly competing in the 110 m hurdles and more recently 100 metres. He went pro signing with Puma SE shortly after his collegiate career. more on Wikipedia
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    • Age: age 27
    • Birthplace: Saint Thomas Parish, Jamaica
    • Profession: Track and field athlete
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    Asafa Powell, CD is a Jamaican sprinter who specialises in the 100 metres. He held the 100 metres world record between June 2005 and May 2008, with times of 9.77 and 9.74 seconds respectively. Powell has consistently broken the 10-second barrier in competition, with his personal best of 9.72 s being the ... more on Wikipedia
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    • Age: age 33
    • Birthplace: Spanish Town, Jamaica
    • Profession: Track and field athlete
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    Brigitte Foster-Hylton O.D is a Jamaican 100m hurdler. She was the World Champion over 100m hurdles in 2009. Like fellow Jamaican hurdler Delloreen Ennis-London she was not a successful hurdler until 2000, when she lowered her personal best by 65/100. Having improved greatly, she finished 8th at the ... more on Wikipedia
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    • Age: age 41
    • Birthplace: Saint Elizabeth Parish, Jamaica
    • Profession: Track and field athlete
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    Christine Day

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    Christine Day is a Jamaican sprinter who specializes in the 400 metres. She represented Jamaica at the 2012 Summer Olympics in the individual 400m and in the 4x400 metre relay. Day was eliminated in the semifinals of the individual 400m but she and teammates Rosemarie Whyte, Shericka Williams and ... more on Wikipedia
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    • Age: age 29
    • Birthplace: Jamaica
    • Profession: Track and field athlete
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    Damar Forbes

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    Damar Forbes is a Jamaican long jumper. He has a personal best of 8.25 m . He is coached by former world champion Dwight Phillips. He competed in the long jump event at the 2012 Summer Olympics. and at the 2011 World Championships in Daegu, South Korea. He was the silver medallist at the 2011 Central ... more on Wikipedia
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    • Age: age 25
    • Birthplace: Saint Ann Parish, Jamaica
    • Profession: Track and field athlete
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    Dane Hyatt

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    Dane Hyatt is an Jamaican sprinter, competing in the 200 metres and 400 metres. In June 2012 Hyatt won the Jamaica Olympic trials 400m in a new personal best of 44.83 to qualify for the Jamaican team for the 2012 Summer Olympics, beating Rusheen McDonald and Jermaine Gonzales. In the 2012 Olympics Dane ... more on Wikipedia
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    • Age: age 31
    • Birthplace: Falmouth, Jamaica
    • Profession: Track and field athlete
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    Dominique Blake

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    • Age: age 28
    • Birthplace: New York City, New York, United States of America
    • Profession: Track and field athlete
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    Dorian Armand Scott is a Jamaican shot putter. His personal best is 21.45 meters, achieved in March 2008 in Tallahassee, Florida. This is also the Jamaican record. Scott attended Seton Hall Preparatory School in West Orange, New Jersey and Florida State University in Tallahassee, Florida. He set a ... more on Wikipedia
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    • Age: age 33
    • Birthplace: New York, United States of America
    • Profession: Coach, Track and field athlete
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    Edino Steele

    Edino Steele is a Jamaican sprinter. He is known for winning a silver medal in the 4 x 400 metre at the 2008 IAAF World Indoor Championships; and for his controversial failed appearance on the 2012 Jamaican Olympics 4 x 400 team at the 2012 Summer Olympics. He competed in the 4x400 metres relay event at ... more on Wikipedia
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    • Age: age 28
    • Birthplace: Kingston, Jamaica
    • Profession: Track and field athlete
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    Gavin Smellie

    Gavin Ramon Smellie is a Jamaican-born Canadian sprinter. He participated in the 2012 Summer Olympics in the 4x100m relay with teammates Jared Connaughton, Oluseyi Smith and Justyn Warner. In the final, the Canadian relay team arrived in third place and initially believed they had won bronze but they ... more on Wikipedia
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    • Age: age 29
    • Birthplace: Papine, Jamaica
    • Profession: Track and field athlete
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    Hansle Parchment

    Hansle Parchment is an Jamaican track and field athlete, competing in the 110 metres hurdles. Hansle is a student of Psychology at the University of the West Indies, Kingston and won a gold medal at the 2011 Summer Universiade, running a personal best 13.24s to win the title for Jamaica. In June 2012 ... more on Wikipedia
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    • Age: age 25
    • Birthplace: Saint Thomas Parish, Jamaica
    • Profession: Track and field athlete
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    Jason Morgan

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    Jason Morgan is a Jamaican discus thrower. On May 12, 2012, Morgan achieved the Jamaican record in the discus throw. He won the silver medal at the 2006 Central American and Caribbean Games. He also competed at the 2007 World Championships and 2012 Summer Olympics without reaching the final. more on Wikipedia
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    • Age: age 33
    • Birthplace: Kingston, Jamaica
    • Profession: Track and field athlete
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    Jermaine Gonzales is a Jamaican 400 metres runner. He is currently being coached by Glen Mills and Bertland Cameron. He had a successful start to international athletics in the young age categories, taking the 400 m bronze at the 2001 World Youth Championships in Athletics and stepping up a level for ... more on Wikipedia
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    • Age: age 31
    • Birthplace: Saint Catherine Parish, Jamaica
    • Profession: Track and field athlete
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    Josef Robertson

    Josef Robertson is a Jamaican hurdler. At the 2012 Summer Olympics, he competed in the Men's 400 metres hurdles. He competed at the 2010 Commonwealth Games and the World Championships in Athletics in 2009 and 2011. more on Wikipedia
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    • Age: age 28
    • Birthplace: Saint Andrew Parish, Jamaica
    • Profession: Track and field athlete
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    Kadene Vassell

    Kadene Vassell is a Jamaican born Dutch athlete, who competes in the sprint with personal best times of 11.67 seconds at the 100 m and 23.49 seconds at the 200 m event. Vassell won the silver medal at the 2012 European Athletics Championships in Helsinki at the 4 x 100 m relay. more on Wikipedia
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    • Age: age 26
    • Birthplace: Saint Thomas Parish, Jamaica
    • Profession: Track and field athlete
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    Kaliese Spencer

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    Kaliese Spencer is a Jamaican track and field athlete who specialises in the 400 metres hurdles. She has finished fourth at both the 2009 World Championships in Athletics and the 2011 World Championships in Athletics. She was the 2006 World Junior champion. more on Wikipedia
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    • Age: age 28
    • Birthplace: Westmoreland Parish, Jamaica
    • Profession: Track and field athlete
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    Kemar Bailey-Cole

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    Kemar Bailey-Cole is a male track and field athlete from Jamaica, who mainly competes in the 100m. He is the 2014 Commonwealth Games 100 metres champion. He qualified for the 2012 Summer Olympics running a personal best 10.00 sec at the Jamaican Olympic trials over 100m coming 5th earning him a spot on ... more on Wikipedia
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    • Age: age 23
    • Birthplace: Saint Catherine Parish, Jamaica
    • Profession: Track and field athlete
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    Kenia Sinclair is a Jamaican athlete competing over 800 metres. Kenia first broke onto the international scene in 2005. On June 12 Sinclair broke Inez Turner's 10-year-old record to become the 5th Jamaican woman to go under two minutes. Less than a month later Kenia again broke the Jamaican record ... more on Wikipedia
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    • Age: age 35
    • Birthplace: Saint Mary Parish, Jamaica
    • Profession: Track and field athlete
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    Kerron Stewart is a Jamaican sprinter who specializes in the 100 metres and 200 metres. She is the 2008 Jamaican national champion in the 100 m clocking 10.80s. She defeated World Champion Veronica Campbell-Brown in the process and now is the 2008 Summer Olympics silver medalist after she tied with ... more on Wikipedia
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    • Age: age 31
    • Birthplace: Kingston, Jamaica
    • Profession: Track and field athlete
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