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List of notable or famous track and field athletes from the United States, with bios and photos, including the top track and field athletes born in the United States and even some popular track and field athletes who immigrated to the United States. If you're trying to find out the names of famous American 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 the United States is included when available.

Amy Acuff and Carl Lewis are included on this list.

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

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Lolo Jones is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous Track And Field Athletes from the United States
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Lori "Lolo" Jones is an American track and field and bobsled athlete who specializes in the 60 and 100 meter hurdles. She won three NCAA titles and garnered 11 All-American honors while at LSU. She won indoor national titles in 2007, 2008 and 2009 in the 60 m hurdles, with gold medals at the World ...more

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Age: 34

Birthplace: Des Moines, Iowa, United States of America

Profession: Bobsleigher, Athlete, Track and field athlete

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#53 on The Best Female Athletes of All Time

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Carl Lewis is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous Track And Field Athletes from the United States
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Frederick Carlton "Carl" Lewis is an American former track and field athlete, who won 10 Olympic medals, including nine gold, and 10 World Championships medals, including eight gold. His career spanned from 1979 to 1996 when he last won an Olympic title and subsequently retired. Lewis was a dominant ...more

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Age: 55

Birthplace: Birmingham, Alabama, United States of America

Profession: Actor, Track and field athlete

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#27 on The Best Athletes Who Have Used Performance Enhancing Drugs

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Amy Acuff is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous Track And Field Athletes from the United States
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Amy Lyn Acuff is a track and field athlete from the United States. A high jump specialist, she competed in the 1996, 2000, 2004, 2008 and 2012 Olympic Games as a member of USA Track and Field. Her best Olympic performance came at the 2004 Games, where her jump of 1.99 m earned her fourth place in ...more

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Age: 41

Birthplace: Port Arthur, Texas, United States of America

Profession: Track and field athlete

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#42 on The Smartest Professional Athletes

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Sanya Richards-Ross is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous Track And Field Athletes from the United States
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Sanya Richards-Ross is a Jamaican American track and field athlete who competes internationally for the United States. At the 2012 Summer Olympics, she won gold in the 400 metres after finishing third at the 2008 Summer Olympics. Richards-Ross has also won Olympic gold in the 4×400 meters relay at ...more

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Age: 32

Birthplace: Kingston, Jamaica

Profession: Track and field athlete

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