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Merlene Ottey

Merlene Ottey

Merlene Joyce Ottey OD is a Jamaican-born Slovene track athlete. Ottey began her career representing Jamaica but since 2002 has represented Slovenia, where she now resides. She is ranked fourth on the all-time list over 60 metres, sixth on the all-time list over 100 metres and third on the all-time list over 200 metres. Her world indoor record for 200 metres, set in 1993, still stands. Ottey has had the longest career as a top level international sprinter, which apparently has not yet concluded as she anchored the Slovene 4x100 relay at the 2012 European Athletics Championships at the age of 52. A nine-time Olympic medallist, she holds the record for the most Olympic appearances of any ... more on Wikipedia

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