Chris Clarke (athlete)

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Christopher Clarke
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Christopher Clarke at the 2010 Birmingham Grand Prix
Personal information
Nationality English
Born (1990-01-25) 25 January 1990 (age 26)
London, England
Height 1.78 m (5 ft 10 in)
Weight 67 kg (148 lb)
Sport Athletics
Event(s) 200 metres, 400 metres
Club Marshall Milton Keynes A.C
Achievements and titles
Personal best(s)

200 m: 20.22

400 m: 45.59

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.[1] Between 2003–2008 he was educated at Denbigh School and Denbigh School Sixth Form in Shenley Church End, Milton Keynes.[2]

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.[3] In 2007 he finished first in the 400 meters final of the World Youth Championships to win the gold medal.[4] 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.[5]

Christopher has personal bests of 45.59s in 400m meters (2009), 10.45s in 100 meters (2007) and 20.22s in 200 meters (2013).[6]


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