Joel Fearon

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Joel Fearon
Personal information
NationalityBritish
Born (1988-10-11) 11 October 1988 (age 30)
Coventry, England
ResidenceLoughborough
Height1.80 m (5 ft 11 in)
Weight90 kg (200 lb; 14 st)
Sport
CountryUnited Kingdom
Sport Bobsleigh
ClubGB Team
Coached byMichael Khmel

Joel Fearon (born 11 October 1988) is a British sprinter and bobsledder. He represents the Birchfield Harriers and he is recognisable in the National Trials for wearing a black vest and lycra shorts. His coach is Michael Khmel, whom he shares with Craig Pickering.[1] His personal best for the 100m, 9.96 seconds, places him 3rd on the UK all time list behind Linford Christie and James Dasaolu.

In addition to pursuing a sprinting career, Fearon has also competed in bobsleigh since November 2011, and was part of the Great Britain crews that finished fifth in the four man event at the FIBT World Championships in February 2013,[2] second at the Bobsleigh European Championship in January 2014[3] and fifth in the Sochi Winter Olympics.[4]

Event Personal Best UK ranking
60m 6.63 secs 2nd in 2011
100m 9.96 secs 1st in 2016
200m 21.4 secs 12th in 2009 (U23)

References[edit]

  1. ^ "London calls as Dasaolu bids to find his fitness". Croydon Advertiser. 7 October 2011. Retrieved 14 September 2013.
  2. ^ "Bobsleigh – Fearon to hide from Britain's bobsleigh rivals". Yahoo! Sports. 17 March 2013. Retrieved 14 September 2013.
  3. ^ Hope, Nick (26 January 2014). "GB bobsleigh quartet warm up for Sochi 2014 with silver medal". BBC Sport. Retrieved 28 January 2014.
  4. ^ "Sochi 2014: GB miss out on medal in four-man bobsleigh". BBC Sport. Retrieved 23 February 2014.