Alleyne Francique

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Alleyne Francique
Personal information
Full name Alleyne Jeremy Francique
Born June 7, 1976 (1976-06-07) (age 41)
St. Andrew's, Grenada
Height 1.88 m (6 ft 2 in)
Weight 75 kg (165 lb)

Alleyne Jeremy Francique (born June 7, 1976 in St. Andrew's) is a retired Grenadian athlete who specialized in 400 metres, his personal best being 44.47 seconds set in 2004. He is the 400m two time world indoor champion in 2004 and 2006.

He won his first world-level medal in 2003, when he finished third in the first World Athletics Final in 45.25 s. He had won a 400 metres gold medal and finished fifth in 4x400 metres relay at the 2003 Central American and Caribbean Championships.

The next year he won the gold medal at the World Indoor Championships, achieving the result 45.88 s. Later that year he competed in 400 metres at the 2004 Summer Olympics, and finished fourth with 44.66 s.

In the 2005 World Championships in Helsinki, he competed in 400 metres but only reached the semi finals, running 46.59 s which is far above his personal best. In 2006, however, he defended his title at the World Indoor Championships with 45.54 s. In March the same year he won a silver medal at the 2006 Commonwealth Games. He then finished sixth at the World Athletics Final and fourth at the World Cup.

Francique ran track collegiately at Louisiana State University.

Competition record[edit]

Year Competition Venue Position Event Notes
Representing  Grenada
1996 Olympic Games Atlanta, United States 4 × 400 m DQ
1999 Pan American Games Winnipeg, Canada 14th (h) 400 m 46.46
World Championships Seville, Spain 42nd (h) 400 m 47.49
2001 Central American and Caribbean Championships Guatemala City, Guatemala 4th 400 m 45.95
World Championships Edmonton, Canada 6th 400 m 46.23
2002 Commonwealth Games Manchester, United Kingdom 5th 400 m 45.47
2003 World Indoor Championships Birmingham, United Kingdom 400 m DQ
Central American and Caribbean Championships St. George's, Grenada 1st 400 m 45.27
5th 4 × 400 m 3:06.98
Pan American Games Santo Domingo, Dom. Rep. 3rd 400 m 45.51
8th 4 × 400 m 3:09.50
World Championships Paris, France 6th 400 m 45.48
2004 World Indoor Championships Budapest, Hungary 1st 400 m 45.88
Olympic Games Athens, Greece 4th 400 m 44.66
2005 World Championships Helsinki, Finland 13th (sf) 400 m 46.59
2006 World Indoor Championships Moscow, Russia 1st 400 m 45.54
Commonwealth Games Melbourne, Australia 2nd 400 m 45.09
Central American and Caribbean Games Cartagena, Colombia 2nd 400 m 45.44
2007 Pan American Games Rio de Janeiro, Brazil 5th 400 m 45.49
World Championships Osaka, Japan 17th (sf) 400 m 45.41
2008 World Indoor Championships Valencia, Spain 23rd (h) 400 m 48.64
Olympic Games Beijing, China 35th (h) 400 m 46.15

References[edit]

Olympic Games
Preceded by
Hazel-Ann Regis
Flagbearer for  Grenada
Athens 2004
Beijing 2008
Succeeded by
Kirani James