|Born||6 January 1987|
|Sport||Track and field|
Edino Steele (born 6 January 1987) is a Jamaican sprinter. He is known for winning a silver medal in the 4 x 400 metre at the 2008 IAAF World Indoor Championships; and for his controversial failed appearance on the 2012 Jamaican Olympics 4 x 400 team at the 2012 Summer Olympics. He competed in the 4x400 metres relay event at the 2013 World Championships in Athletics, winning a silver medal.
World junior circuit
He represented Jamaica at the 2006 World Junior Championships in Athletics and placed 5th after coming a close 3rd in his Semi-Final, but left with a certainty that this was the career he wanted for the rest of his life. That same year he went back to the drawing board for the 2006 Central American and Caribbean Junior Championships and clocked 46.29 to take the bronze behind Allodin Fothergill (46.17) and the winner Renny Quow (46.14). And also claiming gold for Jamaica in the 4 x 400 relay over Trinidad & Barbados.
Professional athletic career
After his success with the Jamaican team and his mentor, Coach Glen Mills, Steele decided in June 2007 to become a Professional Track Athlete for Jamaica. He quickly relocated to the island and joined the revered Racers Track Club under the guidance of Mills & Bertland Cameron.
The following year he made Jamaica's National Team for the 2008 IAAF World Indoor Championships. Representing in the 4 x 400 metres relay he and teammates Michael Blackwood, Adrian Findlay and DeWayne Barrett took home the silver medal with a time of 3:07.69.
400 metre success
Steele came back to Jamaica ready to broaden his race. Opting in to also do the 200 meter where his Personal Best is 20.56. After dabbling in both races in 2011 he broke out as a local sensation in the 400m when he got the better of his training partner Yohan Blake. "Racers Track Club's Edino Steele stole the spotlight yesterday in the men's 400 metres at the Camperdown Classics as he clocked 46.16 seconds to get the better of teammate Yohan Blake who was second in 47.03 at the UWI/Usain Bolt Track in Mona."
2012 London Olympics
After a positive year local & overseas Steele entered in to the Jamaican Olympic Trials for the 400m. He was fated to be the next Jamaican sensation. However due to hiccups he placed 5th in the final to his dismay, but it landed him a spot on the 4 x 400 metres relay team. At the Olympics he had to watch from the sidelines as the coach preferred to use Riker Hylton (6th place at the trials) and an apparently injured Jermaine Gonzales in the heats. Gonzales pulling up on his second leg resulted in the elimination of the Jamaicans, who were expected to challenge for a medal.
2013 road to Moscow
Steele entered in to the 2013 World Championships in Athletics in the 400m with high hopes. He placed second in his heat with a time of 45.75 to continue to the semi finals. Steele placed 2nd again in the semi finals with a time of 45.91 to qualify for the finals with the 6th best time, giving him lane 8. In the finals he would end up repeating his 5th place of last year with a time of 45.53 . Making the 4 x 400 metres relay team once more in which Steele claimed the silver medal with his team mates Rusheen McDonald, Javere Bell and Javon Francis.
|60 metres||6.80||Princess Anne (USA)||January 6, 2007|
|100 metres||10.39||-0.3||Tabor (CZE)||August 21, 2012|
|200 metres||20.56||+1.7||Ljubljana (SLO)||July 13, 2013|
|300 metres||32.32||Lahti (FIN)||July 17, 2013|
|400 metres||45.38||Kingston (JAM)||July 1, 2012|
|4 x 400 metres||3:03.74||Kingston (JAM)||February 23, 2013|
- "Edino Steele". IAAF. Retrieved 2013-08-19.
- Steele to Stay with Racers, Gonzales pulls up at Olympics
- "Jamaica at the 2013 World Championships in Athletics". IAAF. Retrieved 2013-08-19.
- Martyn Rooney takes Semi, Steele comes 3rd
- Jamaica takes the podium, Gold & Bronze for Steele
- Steele Joins Racers
- Edino Steele Stats & Ranking
- Edino Steele Shines
- Is Edino Steele Next?
- Jamaica Olympic Trials, 400m Finals Race Video
- Steele confident in 400 runners, Interview Video
- Jamaica 2013 World Championships Trial Results
- Moscow 2013 4x400 metres final results