Danny McFarlane

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Danny McFarlane
Medal record
Competitor for  Jamaica
Men’s Athletics
Olympic Games
Silver medal – second place 2000 Sydney 4x400 m relay
Silver medal – second place 2004 Athens 400 m hurdles
World Championships
Silver medal – second place 1995 Gothenburg 4x400 m relay
Silver medal – second place 1997 Athens 4x400 m relay [1]
Silver medal – second place 1999 Sevilla 4x400 m relay [1]
Silver medal – second place 2001 Edmonton 4x400 m relay [1]
Silver medal – second place 2003 Paris 4x400 m relay
World Championships
Gold medal – first place 2003 Birmingham 4x400 m relay [1]
Bronze medal – third place 2001 Lisbon 400 m
Bronze medal – third place 2001 Lisbon 4x400 m relay
Pan American Games
Gold medal – first place 1999 Winnipeg 4x400 m relay

Danny D. McFarlane, OD (born 14 June 1972) is a Jamaican hurdler, who has won numerous international medals in individual and relay contests. Having won five medals at the World Championships in Athletics and an Olympic bronze medal with the Jamaican 4 x 400 metres team, McFarlane has also won in individual competition: he took an Olympic silver medal in the 400 metres hurdles at the 2004 Athens Olympics.

In the 2009 World Championships in Athletics, he equalled Tim Berrett's record for most appearances at the competition, having competed in every Championships since 1993.[2]


The veteran sprinter gained qualification to the 2009 World Championships in Athletics with a run of 48.54 seconds in the 400 metres hurdles at the Jamaican national championships, taking second behind Isa Phillips.[3]

Personal bests[edit]

Major achievements[edit]

Year Tournament Venue Result Extra
1997 World Championships Athens, Greece 3rd 4x400m relay
1999 World Championships Seville, Spain 2nd 4x400m relay[1]
Pan American Games Winnipeg, Canada 1st 4x400m relay
2000 Summer Olympics Sydney, Australia 3rd 4x400m relay
2001 Central American and Caribbean Championships Guatemala City, Guatemala 1st 400 metres
World Indoor Championships Lisbon, Portugal 3rd 400 metres
3rd 4x400m relay
World Championships Edmonton, Canada 2nd[1] 4x400m relay
2003 World Indoor Championships Birmingham, England 1st 4x400m relay
World Championships Paris, France 2nd 4x400m relay
World Athletics Final Monte Carlo, Monaco 3rd 400m hurdles
2004 Summer Olympics Athens, Greece 2nd 400m hurdles
2008 Reebok Grand Prix NY, USA 2nd 400m hurdles


  1. ^ a b c d e f The Jamaica 4x400 team won originally the bronze medal, but the USA 4x400 team, which originally finished first in 4x400 m relay, was disqualified in 2008 due to Antonio Pettigrew confession of using human growth hormone and EPO between 1997 and 2003.
  2. ^ Statistics book, Berlin 2009. IAAF. Retrieved on 2009-08-13.
  3. ^ Foster, Anthony (2009-06-28). Bolt 9.86 and Fraser 10.88; Walker and Phillips excel over hurdles - JAM Champs , Day 2

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Preceded by
James Beckford
Jamaica Sportsman of the Year
Succeeded by
Asafa Powell