|Born||28 October 1992|
|Died||10 January 2022 29) (aged|
|Education||Texas A&M University|
|Height||1.91 m (6 ft 3 in)|
|Weight||78 kg (172 lb)|
|Achievements and titles|
|Personal best(s)||400 m: 44.36|
Deon Lendore (28 October 1992 – 10 January 2022) was a Trinidadian sprinter who specialized in the 400 metres. He won a bronze medal in the 4 × 400 metres relay event at the 2012 Summer Olympics, and won medals at the Pan American Junior Athletics Championships, World Athletics Championships and World Athletics Indoor Championships. Lendore died in a car collision in Texas, U.S. on 10 January 2022.
Lendore was born in Mount Hope, and started competing for Abilene Christian Wildcats.He attended Queen's Royal College High School in Trinidad, and later Texas A&M University, where he competed in the school's track and field team from 2012–2014. In 2014, He won The Bowerman, which is the highest individual honor in NCAA track and field. Lendore later worked as a volunteer coach at Texas A&M University, from 2020 until 2022.
Lendore's first international event was the 2009 World Youth Championships in Athletics.The year, he was part of the Trinidad team that won a silver medal in the 4 × 400 metres relay event at the 2009 Pan American Junior Athletics Championships. In 2010 he competed in the World Athletics U20 Championships.
Lendore won a silver medal in the 400 metres at the 2011 Pan American Junior Athletics Championships in Miramar, Florida.He was part of the Trinidadian team that came third in the 4 × 400 metres relay event at the 2012 Summer Olympics in London. He ran the final leg of the relay, and held off Briton Martyn Rooney. Lendore was part of the Trinidad team that came second in the 4 × 400 metres relay event at the 2015 World Championships in Athletics in Beijing, China. Lendore competed at the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, He won a bronze medal at the 400 metres event at the 2016 IAAF World Indoor Championships. He was not selected for the Trinidad relay team for the 2017 World Championships in Athletics.
Lendore won a bronze medal at the 400 metres event at the 2018 IAAF World Indoor Championships, after two athletes who finished ahead of him were disqualified.He was part of the Trinidad team that came fourth in the 4 × 400 metres relay event at the 2018 Commonwealth Games. Later in the year, he was not awarded funding by his country's Incentives and Rewards Framework. He was part of the Trinidad team that won the 4 × 400 metres relay event at the 2019 IAAF World Relays in Yokohama, Japan. In the same year, he was part of the Trinidad team that won the 4 × 400 metres relay event at the 2019 Pan American Games.
Lendore competed at the delayed 2020 Summer Olympics in Tokyo, Japan. In Tokyo, he reached the semi-finals of the 400 metres competition, and was part of the Trinidad team that finished eighth in the 4 × 400 metres relay event.Later in the year, he finished third in the 400 metres event at the 2021 Diamond League event in Zurich.
|Representing Trinidad and Tobago|
|2008||CARIFTA Games (U-17)||Basseterre, Saint Kitts and Nevis||4th||400 m||50.06|
|2nd||4 × 400 m||3:21.20|
|2010||CARIFTA Games (U-20)||George Town, Cayman Islands||2nd||400 m||46.59|
|3rd||4 × 400 m||3:11.59|
| Central American and Caribbean|
Junior Championships (U-20)
|Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic||3rd||400 m||47.16|
|World Junior Championships||Moncton, New Brunswick, Canada||15th (sf)||400m||47.49|
|10th (h)||4 × 400 m||3:10.87|
|2011||CARIFTA Games (U-20)||Montego Bay, Jamaica||8th||400 m||70.25|
|1st||4 × 400 m||3:08:96|
|2015||World Championships||Beijing, China||2nd||4 × 400 m||2:58.20|
|2016||World Indoor Championships||Portland, United States||3rd||400 m||46.17|
|3rd||4 × 400 m||3:05.51|
|Olympic Games||Rio de Janeiro, Brazil||35th (h)||400 m||46.15|
|–||4 × 400 m||DQ|
|2017||World Relays||Nassau, Bahamas||1st (h)||4 × 400 m||3:02.51|
|2018||World Indoor Championships||Birmingham, United Kingdom||3rd||400 m||46.37|
|4th||4 × 400 m||3:02.52|
|Commonwealth Games||Gold Coast, Australia||4th||4 × 400 m||3:02.85|
|2019||World Relays||Yokohama, Japan||1st||4 × 400 m||3:00.81|
|Pan American Games||Lima, Peru||3rd||4 × 400 m||3:02.25|
|World Championships||Doha, Qatar||5th||4 × 400 m||3:00.74|
|2021||Olympic Games||Tokyo, Japan||9th (sf)||400 m||44.93|
|8th||4 × 400 m||3:00.85|
On 10 January 2022, Lendore was involved in a car crash on FM 485 in Milam County in Texas and was pronounced dead at the scene.A statement from the Texas Department of Public Safety said that three vehicles were involved in the collision, and they were investigating the events.
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The Texas Department of Public Safety said the crash happened on FM 485 in Milam County, Texas. Lendore, the driver of a 2015 Volkswagen Jetta, reportedly crossed over the center line and "sideswiped a vehicle" coming the opposite way. He continued and drifted over the center line again before crashing into a 2018 Infiniti SUV head-on. Lendore was pronounced dead at the scene.