Michael McDonald (runner)

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Michael McDonald
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Birth nameMichael L. McDonald
Born (1975-03-17) 17 March 1975 (age 46)
Saint Mary Parish, Jamaica

Michael L. McDonald (born 17 March 1975 in Saint Mary Parish, Jamaica) is a Jamaican runner who competed mainly in the 400 metres.

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Career

He competed for Jamaica at the 1996 Summer Olympics held in Atlanta, United States where he won the bronze medal in the men's 4 × 400 metres relay with his teammates Roxbert Martin, Greg Haughton and Davian Clarke.

A brother of Beverly McDonald, he won a gold medal at the 1998 Commonwealth Games in the 4 × 400 metres relay event and broke the Commonwealth Games record.

Notes

Both at the 1997 World Championships in Athletics held in Athens, Greece, and at the 1999 World Championships in Athletics held in Sevilla, Spain, the Jamaica 4 × 400 team won originally the bronze medal, but the USA 4 × 400 team, which originally finished first in 4 × 400 m relay, was disqualified in 2008 due to Antonio Pettigrew confession of using human growth hormone and EPO between 1997 and 2003. Therefore, the silver medal was later awarded to the team from Jamaica.

International competitions

YearCompetitionVenuePositionEventNotes
Representing Flag of Jamaica.svg  Jamaica
1991 CARIFTA Games (U-17) Port of Spain, Trinidad and Tobago 1st800 m1:56.02
3rd1500 m4:20.8
1992 CARIFTA Games (U-20) Nassau, Bahamas 6th800 m1:58.59
1993 CARIFTA Games (U-20) Fort-de-France, Martinique 1st800 m1:51.43
1st4 × 400 m relay3:10.26
Central American and Caribbean Games Maracaibo, Venezuela 2nd4 × 400 m relay3:03.26
1994 CARIFTA Games (U-20) Bridgetown, Barbados 4th200 m21.75
1st400 m47.02
1st4 × 400 m relay3:09.47
Central American and Caribbean Junior Championships (U-20) Port of Spain, Trinidad and Tobago 1st400 m46.2
World Junior Championships Lisbon, Portugal 1st400m 45.83
2nd4 × 400 m relay 3:04.12
1995 Pan American Games Mar del Plata, Argentina 8th400 m 46.21
2nd4 × 400 m relay 3:02.11
World Championships Gothenburg, Sweden 2nd4 × 400 m relay 2:59.88
1996 Olympic Games Atlanta, United States 12th (sf)400 m 45.48
3rd4 × 400 m relay 2:59.42
1997 World Championships Athens, Greece 13th (sf)400 m 45.74
2nd4 × 400 m relay 2:56.75 NR
1998 Central American and Caribbean Games Maracaibo, Venezuela 2nd4 × 400 m relay3:03.26
Commonwealth Games Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia 1st4 × 400 m relay 2:59.03 GR
1999 Central American and Caribbean Championships Bridgetown, Barbados 1st400 m45.21
Pan American Games Winnipeg, Canada 1st4 × 400 m relay 2:57.97 GR
World Championships Seville, Spain 22nd (qf)400 m 45.87
2nd4 × 400 m relay 2:59.34
2000 Olympic Games Sydney, Australia 3rd4 × 400 m relay 3:04.85 (h)
2001 World Championships Edmonton, Canada 3rd (h)400 m 45.02 1
2002 Central American and Caribbean Games San Salvador, El Salvador 2nd4 × 400 m relay 3:05.40

1Did not finish in the semifinals

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References

  1. Shaw, Ezra / Allsport (5 July 2001), Michael McDonald #61 of Jamaica runs during the Men's 400m Event for the IAAF World Championships at the Commonwealth Stadium in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada, Getty Images, retrieved 5 April 2012