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 in the 1996 Atlanta Games. 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 5,83. The following year, after 4 years of hard work and dedication, 19 year old Nicolas qualified for the 2000 Sydney Olympics' 100 meter event. He ran a stunning time of 10.19, thus joining Canadian legendary sprinters Bruny Surin and Donovan Bailey.
His culminating moment as a sprinter came in 2003 when he ran a 10.03 and knocked off the then world record holder, American Tim Montgomery in Mexico. That made Nicolas the third fastest Canadian in history behind Bruny Surin and Donovan Bailey who both share the national record with a 9.84 clocking.
In 2004 he qualified for the Athens Olympic games and finished 17th in the 100 meter event out of 120 sprinters thus improving his position from his previous Olympic games in Sydney Australia where he finished 45th respectively.
Nicolas has had the honor to represent Canada in many international competitions and has qualified for two Olympic games, one World cup, six World championships, two Commonwealth games, three Francophone games and one Pan American Championships.
- 1st Canadian Championships 100m (10.28s)
- 1st Canadian Championships 100m (10.31s) (10.28s in semifinal)
- 1st Ontario T&F Championships 100m (10.34s) (10.25s W in semifinal)
- eliminated in the heats, World Championships 100m (10.40s)
- eliminated in the semi-finals, Athens Olympic Games 100m (10.28s)
- 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)
- 1st Canadian Championships 100m (9.91s w)
- 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)
- 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)
- 1st Quebec Junior Champion 100m (10.66s)
- 1st Canadian Junior Record 50m (5.83s)
- 2nd Quebec provincials 100m (11.03s)