Erison Hurtault

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Erison Hurtault
Personal information
Full nameErison George Hurtault
Born (1984-12-29) December 29, 1984 (age 34)
Edison, New Jersey, United States
Height1.67 m (5 ft 5 12 in)
Weight73 kg (161 lb)
Country Dominica
Event(s)400 metres
Achievements and titles
Personal best(s)45.40 (2007)
Updated on 15 December 2014.

Erison Hurtault (born December 29, 1984) is an American sprinter who has represented Dominica in international events. He specializes in the 400 metres.

He grew up in Aberdeen Township, New Jersey, where he attended Matawan Regional High School.[1] He graduated from Columbia University.[2] One of the most decorated athletes in recent Columbia University history, Hurtault was inducted into the Athletics Hall of Fame in 2012. He competed in the Olympic 400 metres event.[3]

Hurtault served as the flag bearer for Dominica, the home nation of his parents, in the Parade of Nations during the Opening Ceremonies of the 2012 Summer Olympic Games in London. In the Men's 400m event, he finished with a seasonal best time 46.05 even though he was eliminated in the first round.

Personal bests[edit]

His personal best time is 45.40 seconds, achieved in June 2007 in Sacramento[3]




Year Competition Venue Position Event Notes
Representing  Dominica
2008 Central American and Caribbean Championships Cali, Colombia 12th (sf) 200m 21.22 w A (wind: +2.1 m/s)
8th 4 × 400 m relay 3:11.06
Olympic Games Beijing, China 4th (h) 400m 46.10
2009 World Championships Berlin, Germany 15th (sf) 400m 45.59
2010 Central American and Caribbean Games Mayagüez, Puerto Rico 5th 400m 45.69
Commonwealth Games Delhi, India 8th 400m 46.07
2011 Central American and Caribbean Championships Mayagüez, Puerto Rico 3rd 400m 45.93
World Championships Daegu, South Korea 23rd (sf) 400m 46.41
Pan American Games Guadalajara, México 11th (h) 400m 46.24
2012 World Indoor Championships Istanbul, Turkey 16th (sf) 400m 48.68
Olympic Games London, United Kingdom 5th (h) 400m 46.05
2014 World Indoor Championships Sopot, Poland 19th (h) 400m 47.25
Commonwealth Games Glasgow, United Kingdom 5th (h) 400m 47.02
Pan American Sports Festival Ciudad de México, México 9th (h) 400m 46.51 A
Central American and Caribbean Games Xalapa, México 4th (h) 400m 47.24 A


  1. ^ Staff. "Matawan grad Hurtault serves as Dominica’s Olympic flag bearer" Archived 2013-01-24 at, Matawan Independent, July 31, 2012. accessed August 16, 2012. "It’s the thrill of a lifetime to compete in the Olympics. Matawan Regional High School graduate Erison Hurtault was already a veteran Olympian prior to the London Games."
  2. ^ Zinser, Lynn (July 1, 2008). "One Runner With Two Olympic Chances in 400". The New York Times. Retrieved April 12, 2009.
  3. ^ a b Erison Hurtault at IAAF

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