He competed over 1500 metres at the 2005 European Athletics Junior Championships and came sixth in the final. He was a semi-finalist in the 800 metres and the 2006 World Junior Championships in Athletics. He set an 800 m best of 1:46.44 minutes in Sollentuna in 2008 and improved his 1500 m best to 3:39.69 minutes the following year. In his senior world debut, he was eliminated in the 800 m heats at the 2009 World Championships in Athletics. He began to focus on running the 1500 m from 2010 onwards, and he represented Latvia in that event at the 2010 European Athletics Championships. He achieved a Latvian record over 1500 m in Prague in June 2011 and bettered that mark by over a second and a half to 3:37.35 minutes at the Sollentuna Grand Prix a few weeks later. He represented Latvia at the 2012 Summer Olympics in the men's 1500 m.
|800 metres||1:46.44||Sollentuna, Sweden||2008|
|1000 metres||2:18.95||Königs Wusterhausen, Germany||2009|
|1500 metres||3:37.35||Sollentuna, Sweden||28 June 2011|
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- "Dmitrijs Jurkevičs Bio, Stats, and Results". Olympics at Sports-Reference.com. Archived from the original on 2016-04-06. Retrieved 2016-07-03.