12 May 1982 |
|Height||1.75 m (5 ft 9 in)|
|Weight||69 kg (152 lb)|
|Event(s)||100 metres, 200 metres|
|Achievements and titles|
100 m: 10.11 s (Kingston 2008)
He finished sixth in the 200m final at the 2007 World Championships in Osaka where he also won a silver medal in the 4 × 100 m relay team for Jamaica. He is a former student of Duncans All Age and William Knibb Memorial High School.
Anderson represented Jamaica at the 2008 Summer Olympics in Beijing. He competed at the 200 metres and placed third in his first round heat after Marlon Devonish and Kim Collins in a time of 20.85 seconds. With this result he qualified for the second round, but he did finish the second race and was eliminated.
He tested positive for the stimulant 4-Methyl-2-hexanamine in June 2009. A disciplinary panel organised by the Jamaican Anti-Doping Commission (JADCO) cleared him of a doping infraction on the grounds that the drug was not on the World Anti-Doping Agency's banned list. However, JADCO appealed their own panel's ruling, stating that the athlete should be disciplined as the drug was similar in structure to the banned substance tuaminoheptane.
- "Athlete biography: Marvin Anderson". beijing2008.cn. Archived from the original on 2008-08-11. Retrieved 2008-09-01.
- Jamaican athletes fail drug tests . BBC Sport (2009-07-24). Retrieved on 2009-08-13.
- "Row in Jamaica over athletes cleared of doping". Insidethegames.com. Archived from the original on 13 July 2011. Retrieved 17 December 2012.
- IAAF wait for Jamaica drug ruling . BBC Sport (2009-08-11). Retrieved on 2009-08-13.
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