|Born||3 September 1970|
David Colin McKenzie (born 3 September 1970) is a British track and field athlete who won the gold medal in the 4 x 400 metres relay at the 1994 Commonwealth Games held in Victoria, British Columbia, Canada, along with teammates, Peter Crampton, Adrian Patrick, and Du'aine Ladejo.
McKenzie attended Ingram High School in Croydon, South London and trained with Croydon Harriers. On 11 Aug 1985 at Crystal Palace, just one month shy of his fifteenth birthday, he ran a time of 49.97s for the 400 metres, at the time the second fastest ever time for an under-15 athlete, and as at 2008 was still the third fastest time.
He reached his all-time peak on 12 June 1994 when he ran 45.47s at Sheffield for Shaftesbury Barnet Harriers.This earned him a solid place in the England team for the 1994 Commonwealth Games in Victoria, British Columbia. At those games he was part of the 4x400 metres relay team that took gold (along with Peter Crampton, Adrian Patrick, and Du'aine Ladejo with Mark Smith and Alex Fugallo in earlier rounds).
McKenzie also won a relay gold medal in the 1994 Helsinki European Championship 4x400 metres relay team alongside Brian Whittle, Roger Black and Du'aine Ladejo. McKenzie was to also feature in the season ending World Cup at Crystal Palace again winning gold in the 4 x 400 metres relay with teammates Du'aine Ladejo, Jamie Baulch and Roger Black.
Roger Anthony BlackMBE is a British retired athlete. During his athletics career, he won individual silver medals in the 400 metres sprint at both the Olympic Games and World Championships, two individual gold medals at the European Championships, and 4 × 400 metres relay gold medals at both the World and European Championships. Since retiring from athletics, he has worked as a television presenter and motivational speaker. In 2008, Black joined forces with fellow athlete Steve Backley and operate BackleyBlack LLP delivering Olympic Performance in the Workplace. Black has a collection of fifteen medals from major senior athletics competitions to add to his two European junior championship gold medals.
Debbie Ferguson-McKenzie is a former Bahamian sprint athlete who specialised in the 100 and 200 metres. Ferguson-Mckenzie participated in five Olympics.
Du'aine Ladejo is an English-born athlete and television personality. In his sports career, he was best known for winning the 400 metres sprint gold medal at the 1994 European Championships and being a member of the United Kingdom and England 400-metre relay squads at the European Championships, Olympics and Commonwealth Games during the 1990s. Ladejo is of mainly Nigerian ancestry
Julian Emmanuel Golding is a male former English international sprinter.
Allyn Condon is an English former sprinter and bobsleigher. At the Vancouver Olympic Games in 2010 he became the seventh person to have competed for Great Britain in both the Summer and Winter Olympic Games having already competed in the Sydney Olympics in 2000.
Lee McConnell is a retired Scottish athlete, who competed in the 400 metres and 400 metres hurdles having started her career as a high jumper. She is three-times an Olympian having competed for Great Britain at the 2004, 2008 and 2012 Olympics, and is 11-times a medalist at major championships. She was voted Scottish Athlete of the Year in 2002, 2003 and 2007.
Martyn Joseph Rooney is an English sprinter who specialises in the 400 metres event. He reached the 400 m final at the 2008 Summer Olympics and won bronze in the 4×400 metres relay. A mainstay on the anchor leg of the Great Britain 4 x 400 metre relay team, at the 2009 World Championships in Athletics he won a silver medal with the Great Britain relay team, and bronze in the 2015 World Championships. His personal best time is 44.45 seconds.
Richard "Rick" Charles Mitchell is an Australian triple Olympian who competed in the 400 metres and 4 × 400 metres relay. Mitchell won a silver medal at the 1980 Summer Olympics, and also won one gold, two silver, and one bronze medals at the Commonwealth Games in 1978 and 1982.
Todd Anthony Bennett was a British athlete who competed mainly in the 400 metres.
Philip "Phil" Andrew Brown is a British male retired athlete who competed mainly in the 400 metres.
Garry Peter Cook is a male former British track and field athlete, who competed mainly in the 800 metres with a best time of 1:44.55 minutes.
Yvonne W. A. Hanson-Nortey is a retired female shot putter from England. She was affiliated with Hallamshire Harriers.
Paul Howe is a Singapore-born former competitive swimmer and freestyler.
Linda Staines is a female former British track and field athlete who competed mainly in the 400 metres. She represented Great Britain at the 1988 Olympic Games in Seoul in both the 400 metres and 4 x 400 metres relay, and won a bronze medal in the 4 × 400 m relay at the 1993 World Championships. She also won four medals at the Commonwealth Games, including an individual silver medal in the 400 metres in 1990 and two relay gold medals.
Brian Ian Whittle is a Scottish politician and former athlete.
James Magnussen is a retired Australian swimmer and Olympic medallist. He was the 2011 and 2013 100-metre freestyle world champion, and holds the record for the fifth fastest swim in history in the 100-metre freestyle, with a time of 47.10, which until 2016 also stood as the fastest swim in textile swimwear material.
Peter Crampton is a male former British athlete, born in Grimsby.
Angela Gilmour is a female English former track and field athlete who competed in the 400 metres and the 4 x 400 metres relay. In the relay, she represented Great Britain at the 1988 Olympic Games in Seoul, South Korea, while at the Commonwealth Games, she won a silver medal in Edinburgh 1986 and a gold medal in Auckland 1990.
Adrian Leroy John Patrick is a male English former sprinter who specialised in the 400 metres.
Maya Bruney is a British sprinter and BRIT School design graduate. Maya became the only athlete to achieve a hat-trick of medals at the 2017 European Athletics U20 Championships. She became the 2017 European Junior 200m Champion, 4 x 100-metre relay bronze medalist and 4 x 400-metre relay bronze medalist, placing Britain top of the medal table at the Championships. She broke Shirley Thomas's 30-year-old Surrey record for the 200 metres, running 23.04 seconds and set the 2017 European Junior 200m Leading Time.
|This biographical article relating to British athletics is a stub. You can help Wikipedia by expanding it.|