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Donovan Bailey
  • Name: Donovan Bailey
  • Born: 12/16/1967 (53 years old)

Donovan Bailey, OOnt (born December 16, 1967) is a retired Jamaican-Canadian sprinter, who once held the world record for the 100 metres. He recorded a time of 9.84 seconds to win the gold medal at the 1996 Olympic Games. He was the first Canadian to legally break the 10-second barrier in the 100m. Particularly noted for his top speed, Bailey ran 27.07mph (12.10m/s) in his 1996 Olympic title run, the fastest ever recorded by a human at the time. He was inducted into Canada’s Sports Hall of Fame in 2004 as an individual athlete and in 2008 as part of the 1996 Summer Olympics 4×100 relay team. In 2005, he was also inducted into the Ontario Sports Hall of Fame.

Birth Place: Manchester, Jamaica

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