Bershawn Jackson

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Bershawn Jackson
Bershawn Jackson Bislett Games 2008.jpg
Jackson at the 2008 Bislett Games.
Personal information
Nationality American
Born (1983-05-08) May 8, 1983 (age 32)
Miami, Florida
Residence Champaign, Illinois
Height 5 ft 8 in (1.73 m)
Weight 158 lb (72 kg)
Sport Running
Achievements and titles
Personal best(s)

400m: 45.06

400m hurdles: 47.30

Bershawn Jackson (born May 8, 1983 in Miami, Florida) is an American athlete, who mainly competes in the 400 m hurdles, but is also a capable 400 m runner.

At the 2008 Summer Olympics, Jackson won a bronze medal in the 400 m hurdles.[1] He also has three medals (two gold, one bronze) at the World Championships and one gold medal at the World Indoor Championships.


Jackson first came to prominence while running for Miami Central High School, where he set the still standing FHSAA (Florida High School) record in the 300 meter hurdles at 36.01 in 2002. He then continued to run at the college level at Saint Augustine’s University and set a Division II National Championship Record of 48.50 in the 400m hurdles in 2004. [2]

Personal bests[edit]

Event Time Venue Date
400 m 45.06 Indianapolis, Indiana June 22, 2007
400 m hurdles 47.30 Helsinki August 9, 2005


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