Famous Track And Field Athletes from the United States

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
    Age: 40
    • Birthplace: Des Moines, Iowa, USA
    Lori Susan "Lolo" Jones (born August 5, 1982) is an American hurdler and bobsledder who specializes in the 60-meter and 100-meter hurdles. She won three NCAA titles and garnered 11 All-American ...more
  • Carl Lewis
    Age: 61
    • Birthplace: Birmingham, Alabama, United States of America
    Frederick Carlton "Carl" Lewis (born July 1, 1961) is an American former track and field athlete who won nine Olympic gold medals, one Olympic silver medal, and 10 World Championships medals, ...more
  • Amy Acuff
    Age: 47
    • Birthplace: Port Arthur, Texas, USA
    Amy Lyn Acuff (born July 14, 1975) 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 ...more
    • Birthplace: Kingston, Jamaica
    Sanya Richards-Ross (born February 26, 1985) is a Jamaican-American former track and field athlete who competed internationally for the United States. At the 2012 Summer Olympics, she won gold in the ...more
  • Bryan Clay
    Age: 43
    • Birthplace: Austin, Texas
    Bryan Ezra Tsumoru Clay (born January 3, 1980) is an American decathlete who was the 2008 Summer Olympic champion for the decathlon and was also World champion in 2005.
    • Birthplace: Missoula, Montana
    Georganne Moline is an American hurdler who specializes in the 400 meter hurdles and 400 meters. She won a spot on the 2012 Summer Olympics in the 400 meter hurdles. Moline graduated from Thunderbird ...more