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List of famous male track and field athletes, listed by their level of prominence with photos when available. This greatest male track and field athletes list contains the most prominent and top males known for being track and field athletes. There are thousand of males working as track and field athletes in the world, but this list highlights only the most notable ones. Historic track and field athletes have worked hard to become the best that they can be, so if you're a male aspiring to be a track and field athlete then the people below should give you inspiration.

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While this isn't a list of all male track and field athletes, it does answer the questions "Who are the most famous male track and field athletes?" and "Who are the best male track and field athletes?"
Oscar Pistorius is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous Male Track And Field Athletes
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Oscar Leonard Carl Pistorius OIB is a South African sprint runner and convicted killer. Although both of Pistorius' legs were amputated below the knee when he was 11 months old, he has competed in events for single below-knee amputees and for able-bodied athletes. After becoming a Paralympic ...more

Age: 30

Birthplace: Sandton, South Africa

Profession: Athlete, Track and field athlete

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Carl Lewis is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous Male Track And Field Athletes
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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

Age: 55

Birthplace: Birmingham, Alabama, United States of America

Profession: Actor, Track and field athlete

Credits: Challenging Impossibility, Man vs. Beast 2, Bigger Stronger Faster*, Wiener Strudel

Also Ranked

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

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Usain Bolt is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous Male Track And Field Athletes
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Usain St. Leo Bolt, OJ, CD, is a Jamaican sprinter. Widely regarded as the fastest person ever, he is the first man to hold both the 100 metres and 200 metres world records since fully automatic time measurements became mandatory in 1977. Along with his teammates, he also set the world record in the ...more

Age: 30

Birthplace: Sherwood Content, Jamaica

Profession: Track and field athlete

Credits: Usain Bolt: The Fastest Man Alive, Infinite Challenge, The Big Fat Quiz of the Yea, London 2012 Olympic Closing Ceremony: A Symphony of British Music

Also Ranked

#11 on The Best Athletes of All Time

#6 on Famous Athletes Who Could Have Dominated a Second Sport

#24 on Celebrities Whose Lives You Want

#3 on Overhyped Athletes Who Still Performed

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Bryan Clay is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous Male Track And Field Athletes
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Bryan Ezra Tsumoru Clay is an American decathlete. He was the 2008 Summer Olympic champion for the decathlon and was also World champion in 2005. ...more

Age: 37

Birthplace: Austin, Texas, United States of America

Profession: Athlete, Track and field athlete

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