Lennox Miller

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Lennox Miller
Medal record
Men's athletics
Representing  Jamaica
Olympic Games
Silver medal – second place 1968 Mexico City 100 m
Bronze medal – third place 1972 Munich 100 m
British Commonwealth Games
Gold medal – first place 1970 Edinburgh 4x100 m relay
Silver medal – second place 1970 Edinburgh 100 m
Pan American Games
Gold medal – first place 1971 Cali 4x100 m relay

Lennox Valencia Miller (8 October 1946 in Kingston, Jamaica – 8 November 2004 in Pasadena, California) was a champion runner and father of Inger Miller.

Representing Jamaica, Miller won the silver medal in the 100 meters in the 1968 Summer Olympics and the bronze in the 1972 Summer Olympics, also in the 100.

He and Inger are the first father-daughter to win Olympic track and field medals. He was her coach prior to her winning gold in the 1996 Summer Olympics. Both ran for the University of Southern California, where Miller earned a degree in psychology and graduated from the dental school. He had been a dentist in Pasadena for 30 years.

While at USC, Miller anchored the still standing World Record 4x110 yard relay at the NCAA Men's Outdoor Track and Field Championships, held at Brigham Young University in Provo, Utah. The Imperial distance became defunct as the IAAF now only recognizes metric races (except the one Mile run), so the event is rarely run and not part of elite competition. The record was also complicated because of Miller's Jamaican citizenship, the makeup of the team was not entirely from one country. Miller took the baton from O.J. Simpson. Also on the team was future NFL star Earl McCullouch.


  • Obituary at IAAF.org
  • Evans, Hilary; Gjerde, Arild; Heijmans, Jeroen; Mallon, Bill; et al. "Lennox Miller". Olympics at Sports-Reference.com. Sports Reference LLC. Archived from the original on 17 April 2020.