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Marc Burns

Biographical information

Medals OG
Gold 1
Silver 1
Bronze 0
Total 2
TypeCompeted in Olympic Games
SexMale
Full nameMarc•Burns
Used nameMarc•Burns
Born7 January 1983 in Port of Spain (TTO)
Measurements183 cm / 91 kg
AffiliationsAuburn Tigers, Auburn, Alabama (USA) / adidas, Herzogenaurach (GER)
NOC Trinidad and Tobago

Biography

Marc Burns was a four-time Olympic sprinter for Trinidad and Tobago, winning a gold medal in the 4x100 in 2008 and a silver medal in 2012. He made the final of the 100 metres in 2008, placing seventh. Burns was a three-time finalist in the 100 metres at the World Championships, placing seventh in 2005, eighth in 2007, and seventh in 2009. He also won three silver medals in the 4x100 at the Worlds, in 2001, 2005, and 2009. Burns was the Trinidad and Tobago flagbearer in 2012 at London.

Burns ran in college at Auburn University in the United States, placing third in the NCAA indoor 60 metres in 2004. His other international medals include a gold medal at the 2010 Central American and Caribbean Games in the 4x100, silver in the same event at the 2003 Pan American Games, and two bronze medals at the Commonwealth Games, one in the 2006 100 metres and one in the 2014 4x100 relay.

Personal Best: 100 – 9.96 (2005).

Results

Games Discipline (Sport) / Event NOC / Team Pos Medal As
2000 Summer Olympics Athletics TTO Marc Burns
4 × 100 metres Relay, Men (Olympic) Trinidad and Tobago 6 h2 r2/3
2004 Summer Olympics Athletics TTO Marc Burns
100 metres, Men (Olympic) AC h2 r1/4
4 × 100 metres Relay, Men (Olympic) Trinidad and Tobago 7
2008 Summer Olympics Athletics TTO Marc Burns
100 metres, Men (Olympic) 7
4 × 100 metres Relay, Men (Olympic) Trinidad and Tobago 1 Gold
2012 Summer Olympics Athletics TTO Marc Burns
4 × 100 metres Relay, Men (Olympic) Trinidad and Tobago 2 Silver

Other participations

Games Role NOC As
2012 Summer Olympics Flagbearer at the Opening Ceremony TTO Marc Burns

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