Lennox Miller

Biographical information

RolesCompeted in Olympic Games • Other
Full nameLennox Valencia•Miller
Used nameLennox•Miller
Born8 October 1946 in Kingston, Kingston (JAM)
Died8 November 2004 in Pasadena, California (USA)
Measurements183 cm / 79 kg
AffiliationsUSC Trojans, Los Angeles (USA)
NOC Jamaica
Medals OG
Gold 0
Silver 1
Bronze 1
Total 2


Lennox Miller became the first great 100 metre sprinter from Jamaica. He attended the University of Southern California, running anchor on a sprint relay team that set a world record of 38.6 seconds in 1967 – O. J. Simpson was one of the other runners on the team. At the 1971 Pan American Games Miller won gold in the 4×100 metres relay (with Alfred Daley, Don Quarrie, and the non-Olympian Carl Lawson) and silver in the 100 metres. After graduating from USC, Miller went to dental school there and practiced dentistry in the Pasadena area for over 30 years. His daughter, Inger Miller, also became a renowned sprinter, and competed for the United States at the Olympics.

Personal Best: 100 – 10.04 (1968).


Games Discipline (Sport) / Event NOC / Team Pos Medal As
1968 Summer Olympics Athletics JAM Lennox Miller
100 metres, Men (Olympic) 2 Silver
200 metres, Men (Olympic) DNS
4 × 100 metres Relay, Men (Olympic) Jamaica 4
4 × 400 metres Relay, Men (Olympic) Jamaica DNS
1972 Summer Olympics Athletics JAM Lennox Miller
100 metres, Men (Olympic) 3 Bronze
4 × 100 metres Relay, Men (Olympic) Jamaica DNS

Other participations

Games Role NOC As
1972 Summer Olympics Flagbearer at the Opening Ceremony JAM Lennox Miller

Olympic family relations

Special Notes