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

People include everything from Melanie Skotnik-Melfort to Christophe Lemaitre.

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Antoinette Nana Djimou is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous Track And Field Athletes from France
Antoinette Nana Djimou age 32 Antoinette Nana Djimou Ida is a French heptathlete and pentathlete.

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Ayodelé Ikuesan is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous Track And Field Athletes from France
Ayodelé Ikuesan age 32 Ayodele Ikuesan is a French sprinter who specialises in the 60 metres and 4x100 metres relay. Ikuesan won the 4 x 100m relay gold medal at the 2009 Mediterranean Games. She competed in the 60m ...more

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Ben Bassaw is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous Track And Field Athletes from France
Ben Bassaw age 28

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Benjamin Compaoré is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous Track And Field Athletes from France
Benjamin Compaoré age 30 Benjamin Compaoré is a French triple jumper.

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Christophe Lemaitre is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Famous Track And Field Athletes from France
age 27 Christophe Lemaitre is a French sprinter, who specialises in the 100 and 200 metres. He is the current French 100 m outdoor and 200 m outdoor record holder with a time of 9.92 seconds and 19.80 ...more

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Dimitri Bascou is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Famous Track And Field Athletes from France
Dimitri Bascou age 30 Dimitri Bascou is a French track and field athlete who specialises in the 110 metres hurdles. He was the silver medallist at the 2009 Mediterranean Games and came fourth at the 2010 European ...more

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Elea Mariama Diarra is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Famous Track And Field Athletes from France
Elea Mariama Diarra age 28

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Éloyse Lesueur is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Famous Track And Field Athletes from France
Éloyse Lesueur age 29 Éloyse Lesueur is a French long jumper. Lesueur became the first woman from France to win a long jump gold medal at the European Championships when she won the 2012 European Championships ...more

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Emmanuel Biron is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Famous Track And Field Athletes from France
Emmanuel Biron age 29 Emmanuel Biron is a French sprinter.

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Floria Guei is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Famous Track And Field Athletes from France
Floria Guei age 27 Floria Guei is a French sprint athlete. She is best known for her remarkable last leg in the 2014 European Championships 4 x 400m relay, when she went from fourth to first in the last 50 metres ...more

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Florian Carvalho is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Famous Track And Field Athletes from France
Florian Carvalho age 29 Florian Carvalho is a French middle distance runner.

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Garfield Darien is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Famous Track And Field Athletes from France
Garfield Darien age 30 Garfield Darien is a French track and field athlete who specialises in the 110 metres hurdles. Born in Lyon, Darien made his first international appearances as a junior, finishing in seventh at ...more

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Hassan Hirt is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Famous Track And Field Athletes from France
Hassan Hirt age 38 Hassan Hirt is a French long-distance runner. At the 2012 Summer Olympics, he competed in the Men's 5000 metres, finishing 26th overall in Round 1, failing to qualify for the final. He was later ...more

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Jamale Aarrass is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Famous Track And Field Athletes from France
Jamale Aarrass age 36 Jamale Aarrass is a French middle distance runner.

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Jérôme Bortoluzzi is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Famous Track And Field Athletes from France
Jérôme Bortoluzzi age 35 Jérôme Bortoluzzi is a French athlete specialising in the hammer throw. He competed for France at the 2012 Summer Olympics. His personal best in the event is 78.26 metres from

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Jimmy Vicaut is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Famous Track And Field Athletes from France
Jimmy Vicaut age 26 Jimmy Vicaut is a French sprinter who specializes in the 100 and 200 metres.

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Johanna Danois is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Famous Track And Field Athletes from France
Johanna Danois age 30 Johanna Danois is a French sprinter. She competed for the French team in the 4 × 100 metres relay at the 2012 Summer Olympics, which was disqualified in Round 1.

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Kevin Mayer is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Famous Track And Field Athletes from France
age 26 Kévin Mayer is a French decathlete. Mayer excelled in combined events from a young age and won at the 2009 World Youth Championships and the 2010 World Junior Championships. He competed ...more

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Ladji Doucouré is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Famous Track And Field Athletes from France
age 35 Ladji Doucouré is a French track and field athlete.

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Lénora Guion-Firmin is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Famous Track And Field Athletes from France
Lénora Guion-Firmin age 26 Lénora Guion-Firmin is a French athlete who competes in the sprint with a personal best time of 52.03 seconds at the 400 metres event.

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Lina Jacques-Sébastien is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Famous Track And Field Athletes from France
Lina Jacques-Sébastien age 32 Lina Jacques-Sébastien is a French sprint athlete who specializes in the 100 metres and 200 metres.

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Mahiedine Mekhissi-Benabbad is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Famous Track And Field Athletes from France
age 33 Mahiedine Mekhissi-Benabbad is a French middle-distance runner of Algerian origin who mainly competes in the 3000 metres steeplechase. He has won medals in major international competitions such ...more

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Marie Gayot is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Famous Track And Field Athletes from France
Marie Gayot age 29 Marie Gayot is a French sprint athlete.

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Marion Lotout is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Famous Track And Field Athletes from France
Marion Lotout age 28 Marion Lotout is a French athlete who competes in the pole vault. She competed in the Women's pole vault at the 2012 Summer Olympics. She has personal bests of 4.60 metres outdoors and 4.40 ...more

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Marisa de Aniceto is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Famous Track And Field Athletes from France
Marisa de Aniceto age 31 Marisa De Aniceto is a French track and field athlete. She will compete at the 2012 Summer Olympics in the women's heptathlon event.

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Melanie Skotnik-Melfort is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list Famous Track And Field Athletes from France
age 35 Melanie Skotnik is a French-German high jumper. She holds both German and French citizenship through her parentage and represented Germany until 2004. Skotnik finished in seventh position and ...more

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Mélina Robert-Michon is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list Famous Track And Field Athletes from France
age 38 Mélina Robert-Michon is a French discus thrower.

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Mickaël Hanany is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list Famous Track And Field Athletes from France
Mickaël Hanany age 35 Mickaël Hanany is a French high jumper. His biggest success to date is winning the bronze medal at the 2012 European Championshipsin Helsinki. He finished seventh at the 2002 World Junior ...more

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Mohamed Khaled Belabbas is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list Famous Track And Field Athletes from France
Mohamed Khaled Belabbas age 36 Mohamed Khaled Belabbas is an athlete.

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Muriel Hurtis-Houairi is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list Famous Track And Field Athletes from France
age 39 Muriel Hurtis-Houairi is a French track and field athlete. She came to prominence in 2002 when she won the 200 m gold medals at both the European Indoor Championships and the European Athletics ...more

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Myriam Soumaré is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list Famous Track And Field Athletes from France
age 31 Myriam Soumaré is a French track and field sprinter. Soumaré made her Olympic debut at the 2008 Summer Olympics in Beijing. She competed in only one event - the 4 x 100 meters ...more

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Nelly Banco is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list Famous Track And Field Athletes from France
Nelly Banco age 32

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Nicolas Figère is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list Famous Track And Field Athletes from France
Nicolas Figère age 38 Nicolas Figère is a male hammer thrower from France. His personal best throw is 80.88 metres, achieved in July 2001 in Amsterdam. In 2007 he tested positive for doping, in an ...more

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Phara Anacharsis is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list Famous Track And Field Athletes from France
Phara Anacharsis age 34 Phara Anacharsis is a French athlete who specializes in the 400 metres and the 400 metres hurdles.

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Pierre-Alexis Pessonneaux is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list Famous Track And Field Athletes from France
Pierre-Alexis Pessonneaux age 30 Pierre-Alexis Pessonneaux is a French sprinter who specialises in the 200 metres. He helped the French men's 4 x 100 metres relay team to the gold medal at the 2010 European Athletics

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Pierre-Ambroise Bosse is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list Famous Track And Field Athletes from France
Pierre-Ambroise Bosse age 25 Pierre-Ambroise Bosse is a French athlete competing in middle distances. His personal outdoor best is 1:42.53 set in Monaco on 18 Jul 2014. Bosse won the bronze medal at the 2012 European ...more

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Quentin Bigot is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list Famous Track And Field Athletes from France
Quentin Bigot age 25 Quentin Bigot is a French athlete specialising in the hammer throw. He represented his country at the 2012 Summer Olympics. In July 2014 he was suspended for 4 years for doping.

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Reïna-Flor Okori is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list Famous Track And Field Athletes from France
Reïna-Flor Okori age 37 Reina-Flor Okori is a French hurdler of Equatoguinean and Nigerian origins. Okori was born in Gabon after her parents fled Equatorial Guinea, due to the political persecution during the ...more

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Renaud Lavillenie is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list Famous Track And Field Athletes from France
age 31 Renaud Lavillenie is a French pole vaulter. He is the current world record holder, with a height of 6.16 m set indoors on 15 February 2014. Lavillenie won the gold medal at the 2012 Olympics. ...more

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Romain Mesnil is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list Famous Track And Field Athletes from France
Romain Mesnil age 40 Romain Mesnil is a retired, French pole vaulter. His personal outdoor best is 5.95 metres, achieved in August 2003 in Castres. His personal indoor best is 5.86 metres, set in March 2001 in ...more

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Ronald Pognon is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list Famous Track And Field Athletes from France
age 35 Ronald Pognon is a French sprint athlete. He originally specialized in the 200 metres, but later shifted to the shorter sprint distances. He was formerly the European record holder for the 60 ...more

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Salim Sdiri is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list Famous Track And Field Athletes from France
Salim Sdiri age 39 Salim Sdiri is a French long jumper of Tunisian descent. His personal best is 8.42 metres, achieved in June 2009 at Pierre-Bénite, which is the current French national record. He is also ...more

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Stéphanie Falzon is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list Famous Track And Field Athletes from France
Stéphanie Falzon age 35 Stéphanie Falzon is a female hammer thrower from France. She competed in major international competitions such as the Olympic Games, the World Championships and the European ...more

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Vanessa Boslak is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list Famous Track And Field Athletes from France
Vanessa Boslak age 35 Vanessa Boslak is a French pole vaulter. She was born in Lesquin, France. Boslak represented her country in major international competitions such as the Olympic Games, World Championships, World ...more

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Véronique Mang is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list Famous Track And Field Athletes from France
age 33 Véronique Mang is a track and field sprint athlete, competing internationally for France.

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Vincent Zouaoui-Dandrieux is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list Famous Track And Field Athletes from France
Vincent Zouaoui-Dandrieux age 37 Vincent Zouaoui-Dandrieux is a French long-distance runner who specialises in the steeplechase. He represented France at the 2008 Beijing Olympics and at the 2012 London Olympics and competed at ...more

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Yoann Kowal is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list Famous Track And Field Athletes from France
Yoann Kowal age 30 Yoann Kowal is a French middle distance runner who specializes in the 1500 metres and 3000 metres steeplechase. He was born in Nogent-le-Rotrou. He won the bronze medal at the 2009 European ...more