James Walker (born 1957) is a former American hurdler. Born in Atlanta, Georgia, he attended Auburn University from 1976-1980. Walker was one of "The Fabulous Four" along with teammates Harvey Glance, Willie Smith, and Tony Easley; together they set more school and conference records than any other foursome in the history of the Southeastern Conference. James Walker currently lives in Madison, Alabama.
- Won the gold medal at the Pan American Games in 1979 in the 400 metre hurdles
- SEC's Track & Field Athlete of the Year in 1979
- Until 2005, held the SEC record for the 400 meter hurdles with a time of 48.48 secs in 1979
- In 1977, 1978, 1979 had the best time in the SEC for the 400 meter hurdles (49.58, 51.51, 48.48)
- NCAA Division I champion, 400 meter hurdles, 1978 and 1979
- In 1976, had the best time in the SEC for the 120 yard hurdles (13.7 secs).
- In 1977, 1978, 1979 had the best time for the 110 meter hurdles (13.90, 14.0, 13.70 secs).
- In 1978, was the U.S. Outdoor Track and Field champion in the 400 metre hurdles with a time of 49.03 seconds.
- ^ Famous Alabama sports figures, The Birmingham News
- ^ New York Times, July 9, 1979
- ^ Caribbean Net News: Trinidad’s Clement breaks 26-year-old 400m hurdles mark at SEC Championships
- ^ NCAA Div. I Outdoor Track champions, Hickoksports.com
- ^ USA Track & Field, List of 400 meter hurdles champions
- 1951: United States (Brown, Whitfield, Voight, Maiocco)
- 1955: United States (Mashburn, Spurrier, Lea, Jones)
- 1959: British West Indies (Mel Spence, Kerr, Mal Spence, Ince)
- 1963: United States (Cassell, Johnson, Edmunds, Young)
- 1967: United States (Matthews, E. Taylor, Stinson, Evans)
- 1971: United States (Smith, Alexander, Newhouse, Turner)
- 1975: United States (Frazier, R. Taylor, Peoples, Ray)
- 1979: United States (Darden, Peoples, Frazier, Walker)
- 1983: United States (Babers, Bradley, Rolle, Carey)
- 1987: United States (Pierre, Robinzine, Haley, Rowe)
- 1991: Cuba (Herrera, Pavó, Valentín, Martínez)
- 1995: Cuba (Crusellas, Téllez, Meña, García)
- 1999: Jamaica (Clarke, McDonald, McFarlane, Haughton)
- 2003: Jamaica (Clarke, Spence, Ayre, Campbell)
- 2007: Bahamas (Williams, Moncur, Mathieu, Brown)
- 2011: Cuba (Ruíz, Acea, Cisneros, Collazo)