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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.

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Lolo Jones is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous Track And Field Athletes from the United States
Lolo Jones age 35 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
Carl Lewis age 56 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
Amy Acuff age 42 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
Sanya Richards-Ross 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
Bryan Clay age 38 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
Georganne Moline 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 36 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
Tyson Gay age 35 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
Allyson Felix age 32 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
Mike Powell age 54 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 30 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 28 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
Jesse Williams Died at 14 (1983-1997) 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
Lashinda Demus 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
Jillian Camarena 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
Bernard Lagat age 43 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
LaShawn Merritt age 31 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
Jeremy Wariner age 34 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
Will Claye age 26 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
Kellie Wells age 35 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
Jarrin Solomon age 32 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
Lacy Janson age 35 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
Kerron Clement age 32 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
Seun Adigun age 31 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
Jeremy Scott age 36 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

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Jeffery Demps is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list Famous Track And Field Athletes from the United States
Jeffery Demps age 28 Jeffery Demps is an American football running back with the Indianapolis Colts. Demps is also a track and field athlete. He attended the University of Florida, where he was a running back for ...more

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Justin Gatlin is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list Famous Track And Field Athletes from the United States
Justin Gatlin age 36 Justin Gatlin is an American sprinter, who is an Olympic gold medalist in the 100 meters. His 100 m personal best is 9.77 seconds, and he is a twice World indoor champion in the 60 meters dash. ...more

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Becky Holliday is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list Famous Track And Field Athletes from the United States
Becky Holliday age 38 Rebecca "Becky" Holliday is an American pole vaulter, born March 12, 1980. She placed 2nd at the 2012 US Olympic trials in Eugene, Oregon with a final clearance of 14-11, qualifying ...more

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Aries Merritt is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list Famous Track And Field Athletes from the United States
Aries Merritt age 32 Aries Merritt is an American track and field athlete who specializes in the 110 meter hurdles, and currently holds the world record in that event with a time of 12.80 s set on September 7, 2012. ...more

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Trell Kimmons is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list Famous Track And Field Athletes from the United States
Trell Kimmons age 32 David Pretrell "Trell" Kimmons is an American sprinter. At the 2004 World Junior Championships in Athletics, Kimmons was part of a Gold medal winning 4×100 meters relay squad ...more

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Kara Patterson is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list Famous Track And Field Athletes from the United States
Kara Patterson age 31 Kara Estelle Patterson is an American athlete who competes in the javelin throw. She is the American record holder in the javelin throw with a distance of 66.67 m.

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DeeDee Trotter is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list Famous Track And Field Athletes from the United States
DeeDee Trotter age 35 De'Hashia Tonnek Trotter is an American athlete. Trotter is a former NCAA national champion in the 400m, and competed in the 2004, 2008, and 2012 Summer Olympics. There, she was a two-time ...more

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Angelo Taylor is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list Famous Track And Field Athletes from the United States
Angelo Taylor age 39 Angelo F. Taylor is an American track and field athlete, winner of 400-meter hurdles at the 2000 and 2008 Summer Olympics. His personal record for the hurdles event is 47.25 seconds and he has a ...more

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Diamond Dixon is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list Famous Track And Field Athletes from the United States
Diamond Dixon age 25 Diamond Dixon is an American track and field athlete. She won a gold medal at the 2012 Summer Olympics in London as a member of the 4×400m relay team. While she was not a member of the ...more

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Brad Walker is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list Famous Track And Field Athletes from the United States
Brad Walker age 36 Brad Walker is an American pole vaulter. He is the American recordholder and was the 2007 World Champion in the event.

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Carmelita Jeter is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list Famous Track And Field Athletes from the United States
Carmelita Jeter age 38 Carmelita Jeter, born November 24, 1979 is an American sprinter who specializes in the 100 meters. She was the 2011 IAAF World Champion in the 100 metres, and a three-time Olympic medallist. She ...more

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Galen Rupp is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list Famous Track And Field Athletes from the United States
Galen Rupp age 31 Galen Rupp is an American long-distance runner and Olympic silver medalist. Rupp competed for the University of Oregon and currently trains under Alberto Salazar as a member of the Nike Oregon ...more

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Lopez Lomong is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list Famous Track And Field Athletes from the United States
Lopez Lomong age 33 Lopez Lomong is a South Sudanese-born American track and field athlete. Lomong, one of the Lost Boys of Sudan, came to the United States at the age of 16 and became a U.S. citizen in 2007. ...more

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Matthew Centrowitz, Jr. is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list Famous Track And Field Athletes from the United States
Matthew Centrowitz, Jr. age 28 Matthew Centrowitz, Jr. is an American track and field athlete who specializes in the 1500m. He became a prominent figure in American running when he won a bronze medal in the 1500 meters at the ...more

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Félix Sánchez is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list Famous Track And Field Athletes from the United States
Félix Sánchez age 40 Félix Sánchez, is an American track and field athlete of Dominican descent who competes for the Dominican Republic. He specializes in the 400 meter hurdles event, where he is the ...more

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Lauryn Williams is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list Famous Track And Field Athletes from the United States
Lauryn Williams age 34 Lauryn Williams is a track and field sprint and bobsled athlete of Trinidadian descent, competing internationally for the United States. She was the gold medalist in the 100 meter dash at the ...more

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Derek Miles is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list Famous Track And Field Athletes from the United States
Derek Miles age 45 Derek Miles is an American pole vaulter, from Tea, South Dakota. A former pole vaulter for The University of South Dakota Track and Field team, Miles is currently an assistant coach for the ...more

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Christian Cantwell is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list Famous Track And Field Athletes from the United States
Christian Cantwell age 37 Christian Cantwell is a World Champion American shot putter. In his most recent appearance, he placed 4th in the London 2012 Summer Olympic Games.

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Julie Culley is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list Famous Track And Field Athletes from the United States
Julie Culley age 36 Julie Culley is an American athlete, who competes in middle distance track events. Culley represented the United States at the 2012 Olympic Games in London in the 5000 m. While competing for ...more

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Nick Symmonds is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list Famous Track And Field Athletes from the United States
Nick Symmonds age 34 Nicholas "Nick" Symmonds is an American middle-distance track athlete, from Eugene, Oregon, specializing in the 800 meters and 1500 meters distances. Symmonds recently signed with ...more

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T'erea Brown is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list Famous Track And Field Athletes from the United States
T'erea Brown age 28 T'erea Brown is an American track and field athlete, specializing in hurdling events. She was the 2010 American champion in the 400-meter hurdles and the 2011 NCAA Outdoor champion in the event. ...more

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Selim Nurudeen is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list Famous Track And Field Athletes from the United States
Selim Nurudeen age 35 Selim Nurudeen is a hurdler from Nigeria. In 2010 he competed at the 2010 African Championships in Nairobi and won the silver medal in the 110 metre hurdles with a time of 13.83 seconds.

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Shalaya Kipp is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list Famous Track And Field Athletes from the United States
Shalaya Kipp age 27 Shalaya Kipp is an American middle distance runner who has made the U.S. Olympic team for the 2012 Summer Olympics in the 3000 meter steeplechase.

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Sean Furey is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list Famous Track And Field Athletes from the United States
Sean Furey age 35 Sean Furey is an American javelin thrower. He has placed in the top three at the U.S. National Championships three times, winning the javelin event in 2010. In 2009, he represented the United ...more

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Gia Lewis-Smallwood is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list Famous Track And Field Athletes from the United States
Gia Lewis-Smallwood age 38 Gia Lewis-Smallwood is an American track and field athlete. She competed at the 2012 Summer Olympics in the discus throw event, finishing 15th in the qualifying round and not advancing to the ...more