Chris Clarke (athlete)
Christopher Clarke at the 2010 Birmingham Grand Prix
25 January 1990 |
|Height||1.78 m (5 ft 10 in)|
|Weight||67 kg (148 lb)|
|Event(s)||200 metres, 400 metres|
|Club||Marshall Milton Keynes A.C|
|Achievements and titles|
200 m: 20.22
Christopher "Chris" Clarke (born 25 January 1990, London) is an English elite athlete sprinter who has often represented Great Britain and Northern Ireland at junior and senior level. At club level he represents Marshall Milton Keynes AC and is also higher claim to Newham and Essex Beagles A.C. Between 2003–2008 he was educated at Denbigh School and Denbigh School Sixth Form in Shenley Church End, Milton Keynes.
Clarke is also an accomplished Pianist and studied briefly at Loughborough College as a tag on to his Athletic training.
During the 2006 Beijing World Junior Athletics Championships he won a bronze medal in the 4 × 400 metres relay. In 2007 he finished first in the 400 meters final of the World Youth Championships to win the gold medal. On July 24, 2009 Chris won two Gold medals (400m, 4 × 400 m) at the European Junior Championships in a new PB of 45.59 seconds, demolishing the field by over a second. 2010 saw Chris compete at his first senior athletics championship as part of the 4 × 400 m relay team who later went on to claim a bronze medal. In 2011 the GB relay team qualified for the final with 3:00.38 (Chris running 44.99 split). The team later went on to finish seventh in 3:01.16.
- Denbigh School February 2008 Newsletter (page 8)
- British Athletics. "British Athletics Official WebsiteDouble bronze for men’s relays at World Juniors".
- British Athletics. "British Athletics Official WebsiteWorld Youth Championships: Day 3 report".
- "SWISS TIMING: Headquarters and Affiliates".
- "Christopher Clarke". iaaf.org.