Nicolas Macrozonaris

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Nicolas Macrozonaris
Personal information
Nationality Canadian
Born (1980-08-22) August 22, 1980 (age 34)
Laval, Quebec, Canada
Residence Montreal, Quebec, Canada
Sport
Sport Running
Event(s) 50m, 60m, 100m, 200m
Achievements and titles
Personal best(s) 50m: 5.69s (Saskatoon 2002)
60m: 6.56s (Montreal 2002)
100m: 10.03s (Mexico City 2003)
200m: 20.85s (Victoria 2003)

Nicolas Macrozonaris was born on August 22, 1980 and is a Canadian Olympic track & field athlete. Nicolas has won the 100 meter national title four times and has also won the 200 meter once. He was inspired to run track and field after watching Donovan Bailey win the 100 meters at the 1996 Summer Olympics in Atlanta. After watching that incredible race, it motivated him to take the sport seriously. A few years later, as a junior, he tied Ben Johnson's Canadian national record in the 50 meter sprint, running a time of 5.83. The following year, after 4 years of hard work and dedication, he qualified for the 2000 Sydney Olympics' 100 meter event at the age of 19. At the Olympics,he ran a time of 10.45 to finish 42nd overall out of 95, being eliminated in the heats.

His culminating moment as a sprinter came in 2003 when he ran a time of 10.03 and beat the then world record holder, American Tim Montgomery in Mexico. As of 2014, his time of 10.03 is still ranked the third fastest Canadian 100m time, behind Bruny Surin and Donovan Bailey who both share the national record with a 9.84 clocking.

In 2004, he qualified for the 2004 Summer Olympics in Athens and finished 28th out of 80 in the 100 meter event, thus improving his position from his previous Olympic Games in Sydney where he finished 42nd.

Nicolas has had the honor to represent Canada in many international competitions and has qualified for six World Championships, three Francophone Games, two Olympic Games, two Commonwealth games, one World Cup, and one Pan American Championship.

Accomplishments[edit]

2007[edit]

  • 1st Canadian Championships 100m (10.28s)

2006[edit]

  • 1st Canadian Championships 100m (10.31s) (10.28s in semifinal)
  • 1st Ontario T&F Championships 100m (10.34s) (10.25s W in semifinal)

2005[edit]

  • eliminated in the heats, World Championships 100m (10.40s)

2004[edit]

  • eliminated in the semi-finals, Athens Olympic Games 100m (10.28s)

2003[edit]

  • 1st Canadian Championships 100m (10.13s)
  • 1st Canadian championships 200m (20.85s)
  • 1st Mexico City 100m (10.03s)
  • 3rd Athens Grand Prix 100m (10.15s)
  • 5th World Outdoor Championships Semi-Final 100m (10.28s)

2002[edit]

  • 1st Canadian Championships 100m (9.91s w)

2001[edit]

  • 12th World indoor championships semi-final 60m (6.67s)
  • 2nd Canadian championships 100m (10.35s)
  • 4th Jeux de la francophonie 100m (10.34s)
  • 26th World Outdoor championships 100m (10.28s)

2000[edit]

  • 1st Quebec Senior Champion 60m (6.80s)
  • 4th Canadian Championships 100m (10.25s)
  • 2nd North American and Caribbean Championships NACAC 100m (10.75s)
  • 45th Olympic games, Sydney 100m (10.45s)

1999[edit]

  • 1st Quebec Junior Champion 100m (10.66s)
  • 1st Canadian Junior Record 50m (5.83s)

1998[edit]

  • 2nd Quebec provincials 100m (11.03s)

Statistics[edit]

Personal bests[edit]

Event Best Location Date
50 metres 5.69s Saskatoon SK Canada 12 January 2002
60 metres 6.56s Montreal, QC Canada 14 December 2002
100 metres 10.03s Mexico City 3 May 2003
200 metres 20.85s Victoria, BC Canada 20 July 2003

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