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Famous Track And Field Athletes from Colombia

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

Examples include Dayron Marquez and Nelcy Caicedo.

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

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    Angela Figueroa

    Ángela María Figueroa Palacios is a Colombian athlete who specialises in the 3000 metres steeplechase. She competed at the 2012 Summer Olympics, placing 43rd overall....  more
    • Age: 37
    • Birthplace: Bogotá, Colombia
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    Brigitte Merlano

    Brigitte María Merlano Pájaro is a Colombian hurdler. Her first name is also spelled Briggite or Brigith. At the 2012 Summer Olympics, she competed in the Women's 100 metres hurdles....  more
    • Age: 39
    • Birthplace: Barranquilla, Colombia
  • Caterine Ibargüen Mena ODB (born 12 February 1984) is a Colombian athlete competing in high jump, long jump and triple jump. Her notable achievements include a gold medal at the 2016 Summer Olympics, silver medal in the 2012 Summer Olympics, two gold medals in the IAAF World Championships in Athletics, and two gold medals in the 2011 Pan American Games and 2015 Pan American Games....  more
    • Age: 37
    • Birthplace: Apartadó, Colombia
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    Darlenys Obregón

    Darlenys Obregón Mulato is a Colombian track and field athlete who competes in the sprinting events, primarily the 200 metres in which she has a personal best of 23.09 seconds. She represented her country at the 2008 Summer Olympics and is a three-time participant in the World Championships in Athletics. She won regional medals as a junior and was a double medalist in the sprints at the 2006 South American Championships. She is a frequent member of the Colombian 4×100 metres relay team and helped set the national record of 43.03 seconds at the 2005 World Championships. At the 2010 CAC Games she won three medals for Colombia, two in the relays and one in the 200 m bronze....  more
    • Age: 35
    • Birthplace: Puerto Tejada, Colombia