American Sports Famous Track And Field Athletes from the United States

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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
age 36
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 ...more

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Carl Lewis is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous Track And Field Athletes from the United States
age 57
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. ...more

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Amy Acuff is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous Track And Field Athletes from the United States
age 43
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. ...more

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Sanya Richards-Ross is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous Track And Field Athletes from the United States
age 33
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 ...more

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Bryan Clay is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Famous Track And Field Athletes from the United States
age 39
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.

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Georganne Moline is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Famous Track And Field Athletes from the United States
age 28
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 ...more

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Jason Young is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Famous Track And Field Athletes from the United States
Jason Young age 37
Jason Young is an American discus thrower who competed in the 2012 Summer Olympics, finishing 19th. At Texas Tech, Young was a two-time All-American in track and field and placed second in the ...more

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Tyson Gay is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Famous Track And Field Athletes from the United States
age 36
Tyson Gay is an American track and field sprinter, who competes in the 100 and 200 meters dash. His 100 m personal best of 9.69 seconds is the American record and makes him tied for second ...more

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Allyson Felix is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Famous Track And Field Athletes from the United States
age 33
Allyson Michelle Felix is an American track and field sprint athlete, who competes internationally for the United States. Her specialty is the 200 meters, winning the 2012 Olympic gold, two ...more

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Mike Powell is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Famous Track And Field Athletes from the United States
age 55
Michael "Mike" Anthony Powell is an American former track and field athlete, and the holder of the long jump world record. Mike Powell was born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. He is a ...more

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Keshia Baker is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Famous Track And Field Athletes from the United States
Keshia Baker age 31
Keshia Chantay Baker is an American track and field athlete. She competed at the 2012 Summer Olympics in the 4×400 m relay event, running in the heats and winning a gold medal.

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Bryshon Nellum is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Famous Track And Field Athletes from the United States
Bryshon Nellum age 29
Bryshon Nellum is an American sprinter. He graduated from University of Southern California in 2012 with a degree in Public Administration and Social Service Professions and is currently a ...more

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Jesse Williams is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Famous Track And Field Athletes from the United States
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Jesse Daniel Williams is an American high jumper and the 2011 World Champion. He was ranked the #2 jumper in the world, outdoors, in 2010. He has jumped 53 centimeters above his height, a ...more

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Lashinda Demus is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Famous Track And Field Athletes from the United States
age 35
Lashinda Demus is an American hurdler who specializes in the 400 meter hurdles, an event in which she was the 2011 world champion and 2012 Olympic silver medalist. Her personal best time over ...more

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Jillian Camarena is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Famous Track And Field Athletes from the United States
age 36
Jillian Mary "Jill" Camarena-Williams is an American track and field athlete who competes in the shot put. She competed at the 2008 Beijing Olympics and has represented the United ...more

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Bernard Lagat is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Famous Track And Field Athletes from the United States
age 44
Bernard Kipchirchir Lagat is a Kenyan-American middle and long-distance runner. Lagat was born in Kapsabet, Kenya. Prior to his change of domicile to the USA, Lagat had an extensive competitive ...more

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LaShawn Merritt is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Famous Track And Field Athletes from the United States
age 32
LaShawn Merritt is an American track and field athlete who competes in sprinting events, specializing in the 400 meters. He is a former Olympic champion over the distance and his personal best ...more

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Jeremy Wariner is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Famous Track And Field Athletes from the United States
age 35
Jeremy Mathew Wariner is an American track athlete specializing in the 400 meters. He has won four Olympic medals and six World Championships medals. He is the third fastest competitor in the ...more

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Will Claye is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Famous Track And Field Athletes from the United States
age 27
Will Claye is an American track and field athlete of Sierra Leonean descent who competes in the long jump and triple jump. He won a bronze medal in 2011 World Championships in Athletics in ...more

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Kellie Wells is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Famous Track And Field Athletes from the United States
age 36
Kellie Wells is an American track and field athlete who specialises in the 100 metres hurdles. She won an Olympic bronze medal at the 2012 London Games, setting a personal best in the process. ...more

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Jarrin Solomon is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Famous Track And Field Athletes from the United States
age 33
Jarrin Solomon is a track and field sprinter representing Trinidad and Tobago who specializes in the 400 metres. He was part of the Trinidad and Tobago team that won the bronze medal in the 4 ...more

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Lacy Janson is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Famous Track And Field Athletes from the United States
age 36
Lacy Janson is an American track and field athlete who specializes in the pole vault. She was the 2010 USA indoor champion in the event and represented her country at the 2010 IAAF World Indoor ...more

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Kerron Clement is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Famous Track And Field Athletes from the United States
age 33
Kerron Stephon Clement is Trinidadian-born track and field athlete who represents the United States and competes in the 400-meter hurdles and 400-meter sprint. He holds the indoor world record ...more

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Seun Adigun is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Famous Track And Field Athletes from the United States
age 32
Seun Adigun is a Nigerian track and field athlete who specialises in the 100 metres hurdles.

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Jeremy Scott is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Famous Track And Field Athletes from the United States
age 37
Jeremy Scott is an American pole vaulter from Norfolk, Nebraska. Jeremy finished second at the 2012 US Olympic Trials, earning him a spot on the 2012 Olympic Team to compete in London. He did ...more