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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.

Use this list of renowned American track and field athletes to discover some new track and field athletes that you aren't familiar with. Don't forget to share this list by clicking one of the social media icons at the top or bottom of the page. {#nodes}
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    Lolo Jones

    Lolo Jones

    Age: 38

    BirthplaceDes Moines, Iowa, United States of America

    Lori Susan "Lolo" Jones (born August 5, 1982) is an American hurdler and bobsledder who... more on Wikipedia

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    Carl Lewis

    Carl Lewis

    Age: 59

    BirthplaceBirmingham, Alabama, United States of America

    Frederick Carlton "Carl" Lewis (born July 1, 1961) is an American former track and field... more on Wikipedia

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    Amy Acuff

    Amy Acuff

    Age: 45

    BirthplacePort Arthur, Texas, United States of America

    Amy Lyn Acuff (born July 14, 1975) is a track and field athlete from the United States. A high... more on Wikipedia
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    Sanya Richards-Ross

    BirthplaceKingston, Jamaica

    Sanya Richards-Ross (born February 26, 1985) is a Jamaican-American former track and field... more on Wikipedia
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    Bryan Clay

    Bryan Clay

    Age: 40

    BirthplaceAustin, Texas

    Bryan Ezra Tsumoru Clay (born January 3, 1980) is an American decathlete who was the 2008... more on Wikipedia

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    Georganne Moline

    BirthplaceMissoula, Montana

    Georganne Moline is an American hurdler who specializes in the 400 meter hurdles and 400... more on Wikipedia
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    Jason Young

    Age: 39

    BirthplaceDallas, Texas

    Jason Young is an American discus thrower who competed in the 2012 Summer Olympics, finishing... more on Wikipedia
  • 8
    Tyson Gay

    Tyson Gay

    Age: 38

    BirthplaceLexington, Kentucky

    Tyson Gay (born August 9, 1982) is an American track and field sprinter who competes in the... more on Wikipedia
  • 9
    Allyson Felix

    BirthplaceLos Angeles, California, United States of America

    Allyson Michelle Felix (born November 18, 1985) is an American track and field sprinter who... more on Wikipedia
  • 10
    Mike Powell

    Mike Powell

    Age: 56

    BirthplacePhiladelphia, Pennsylvania

    Michael Anthony Powell (born November 10, 1963) is an American former track and field athlete,... more on Wikipedia
  • 11

    Keshia Baker

    Age: 32

    BirthplaceFairfield, California

    Keshia Chantay Baker is an American track and field athlete. She competed at the 2012 Summer... more on Wikipedia
  • 12

    Bryshon Nellum

    Age: 31

    BirthplaceLos Angeles, California

    Bryshon Nellum is an American sprinter. He graduated from University of Southern California in... more on Wikipedia
  • 13
    Jesse Williams

    Jesse Williams

    Dec. at 14 (1983-1997)

    BirthplaceModesto, California, United States of America

    Jesse Daniel Williams (born December 27, 1983 in Modesto, California) is an American high... more on Wikipedia
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    Lashinda Demus

    BirthplaceInglewood, Los Angeles, California, United States of America

    Lashinda Demus (born March 10, 1983 in Inglewood, California) is an American hurdler who... more on Wikipedia
  • 15

    BirthplaceWoodland, California

    Jillian Mary "Jill" Camarena-Williams (born 2 March 1982) is an American retired track and... more on Wikipedia
  • 16
    Bernard Lagat

    BirthplaceKapsabet, Kenya

    Bernard Kipchirchir Lagat (born December 12, 1974) is a Kenyan-American middle and... more on Wikipedia
  • 17
    LaShawn Merritt

    BirthplacePortsmouth, Virginia

    LaShawn Merritt (born June 27, 1986) is an American track and field athlete who competes in... more on Wikipedia
  • 18
    Jeremy Wariner

    BirthplaceIrving, Texas

    Jeremy Mathew Wariner (born January 31, 1984) is a retired American track athlete specializing... more on Wikipedia
  • 19
    Will Claye

    Will Claye

    Age: 29

    BirthplaceTucson, Arizona

    Will Claye is an American track and field athlete of Sierra Leonean descent who competes in... more on Wikipedia
  • 20

    BirthplaceRichmond, Virginia

    Kellie Wells is an American track and field athlete who specialises in the 100 metres hurdles.... more on Wikipedia
  • 21

    BirthplaceAlbuquerque, New Mexico

    Jarrin Solomon is a track and field sprinter representing Trinidad and Tobago who specializes... more on Wikipedia
  • 22

    BirthplaceVirginia

    Lacy Janson (born February 20, 1983) is an American track and field athlete who specialized in... more on Wikipedia
  • 23
    Kerron Clement

    BirthplacePort of Spain, Trinidad and Tobago

    Kerron Stephon Clement (born October 31, 1985) is an American track and field athlete who... more on Wikipedia
  • 24

    BirthplaceIllinois

    Seun Adigun is a Nigerian track and field athlete who specialises in the 100 metres hurdles.
  • 25

    BirthplaceNorfolk, Nebraska

    Jeremy Scott (born May 1, 1981) is an American pole vaulter from Norfolk, Nebraska. Jeremy... more on Wikipedia