|Birth name||Michael L. McDonald|
|Born||17 March 1975|
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.
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.
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.
|1991||CARIFTA Games (U-17)||Port of Spain, Trinidad and Tobago||1st||800 m||1:56.02|
|1992||CARIFTA Games (U-20)||Nassau, Bahamas||6th||800 m||1:58.59|
|1993||CARIFTA Games (U-20)||Fort-de-France, Martinique||1st||800 m||1:51.43|
|1st||4 × 400 m relay||3:10.26|
|Central American and Caribbean Games||Maracaibo, Venezuela||2nd||4 × 400 m relay||3:03.26|
|1994||CARIFTA Games (U-20)||Bridgetown, Barbados||4th||200 m||21.75|
|1st||4 × 400 m relay||3:09.47|
|Central American and Caribbean Junior Championships (U-20)||Port of Spain, Trinidad and Tobago||1st||400 m||46.2|
|World Junior Championships||Lisbon, Portugal||1st||400m||45.83|
|2nd||4 × 400 m relay||3:04.12|
|1995||Pan American Games||Mar del Plata, Argentina||8th||400 m||46.21|
|2nd||4 × 400 m relay||3:02.11|
|World Championships||Gothenburg, Sweden||2nd||4 × 400 m relay||2:59.88|
|1996||Olympic Games||Atlanta, United States||12th (sf)||400 m||45.48|
|3rd||4 × 400 m relay||2:59.42|
|1997||World Championships||Athens, Greece||13th (sf)||400 m||45.74|
|2nd||4 × 400 m relay||2:56.75 NR|
|1998||Central American and Caribbean Games||Maracaibo, Venezuela||2nd||4 × 400 m relay||3:03.26|
|Commonwealth Games||Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia||1st||4 × 400 m relay||2:59.03 GR|
|1999||Central American and Caribbean Championships||Bridgetown, Barbados||1st||400 m||45.21|
|Pan American Games||Winnipeg, Canada||1st||4 × 400 m relay||2:57.97 GR|
|World Championships||Seville, Spain||22nd (qf)||400 m||45.87|
|2nd||4 × 400 m relay||2:59.34|
|2000||Olympic Games||Sydney, Australia||3rd||4 × 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||2nd||4 × 400 m relay||3:05.40|
1Did not finish in the semifinals
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