Michael McDonald (runner)

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Michael McDonald
Personal information
Birth name Michael L. McDonald
Born (1975-03-17) 17 March 1975 (age 42)
Saint Mary Parish, Jamaica

Michael L. McDonald (born 17 March 1975 in Saint Mary Parish, Jamaica) was a Jamaican athlete who competed mainly in the 400 metres.

Career[edit]

He competed for Jamaica at the 1996 Summer Olympics held in Atlanta, United States where he won the bronze medal in the men's 4 × 400 metres relay with his teammates Roxbert Martin, Greg Haughton and Davian Clarke.

A brother of Beverly McDonald, he won a gold medal at the 1998 Commonwealth Games in the 4 × 400 metres relay event and broke the Commonwealth Games record.

Notes[edit]

Both at the 1997 World Championships in Athletics held in Athens, Greece, and at the 1999 World Championships in Athletics held in Sevilla, Spain, the Jamaica 4 × 400 team won originally the bronze medal, but the USA 4 × 400 team, which originally finished first in 4 × 400 m relay, was disqualified in 2008 due to Antonio Pettigrew confession of using human growth hormone and EPO between 1997 and 2003. Therefore, the silver medal was later awarded to the team from Jamaica.

International competitions[edit]

Year Competition Venue Position Event Notes
Representing  Jamaica
1991 CARIFTA Games (U-17) Port of Spain, Trinidad and Tobago 1st 800 m 1:56.02
3rd 1500 m 4:20.8
1992 CARIFTA Games (U-20) Nassau, Bahamas 6th 800 m 1:58.59
1993 CARIFTA Games (U-20) Fort-de-France, Martinique 1st 800 m 1:51.43
1st 4 × 400 m relay 3:10.26
1994 CARIFTA Games (U-20) Bridgetown, Barbados 4th 200 m 21.75
1st 400 m 47.02
1st 4 × 400 m relay 3:09.47
Central American and Caribbean Junior Championships (U-20) Port of Spain, Trinidad and Tobago 1st 400 m 46.2
World Junior Championships Lisbon, Portugal 1st 400m 45.83
2nd 4 × 400 m relay 3:04.12
1995 Pan American Games Mar del Plata, Argentina 8th 400 m 46.21
2nd 4 × 400 m relay 3:02.11
World Championships Gothenburg, Sweden 2nd 4 × 400 m relay 2:59.88
1996 Olympic Games Atlanta, United States 12th (sf) 400 m 45.48
3rd 4 × 400 m relay 2:59.42
1997 World Championships Athens, Greece 13th (sf) 400 m 45.74
2nd 4 × 400 m relay 2:56.75 NR
1998 Commonwealth Games Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia 1st 4 × 400 m relay 2:59.03 GR
1999 Central American and Caribbean Championships Bridgetown, Barbados 1st 400 m 45.21
Pan American Games Winnipeg, Canada 1st 4 × 400 m relay 2:57.97 GR
World Championships Seville, Spain 22nd (qf) 400 m 45.87
2nd 4 × 400 m relay 2:59.34
2000 Olympic Games Sydney, Australia 3rd 4 × 400 m relay 3:04.85 (h)
2001 World Championships Edmonton, Canada 3rd (h) 400 m 45.021
2002 Central American and Caribbean Games San Salvador, El Salvador 2nd 4 × 400 m relay 3:05.40

1Did not finish in the semifinals

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