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Bershawn Jackson

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Bershawn Jackson

Bershawn Jackson
Bershawn Jackson in 2015
Personal information
Nickname(s) Batman[1]
Nationality American
Born (1983-05-08) May 8, 1983
Miami, Florida, United States
Residence Champaign, Illinois
Height 5 ft 8 in (1.73 m)
Weight 158 lb (72 kg)
Sport Running
Club Nike, Beaverton
Achievements and titles
Personal best(s)

400 m: 45.06

400 m hurdles: 47.30

Bershawn D. Jackson (born May 8, 1983)[1] is an American athlete, who mainly competes in the 400 m hurdles, but is also a capable 400 m runner.

At the 2008 Summer Olympics, Jackson won a bronze medal in the 400 m hurdles.[2] He also has three medals (two gold, one bronze) at the World Championships and one gold medal at the World Indoor Championships.


  • Career 1
  • Personal bests 2
  • References 3
  • External links 4


Jackson first came to prominence while running for Miami Central High School, where he set the still standing FHSAA (Florida High School) record in the 300 meter hurdles at 36.01 in 2002. He then continued to run at the college level at Saint Augustine’s University and set a Division II National Championship Record of 48.50 in the 400 m hurdles in 2004.[3]

Personal bests

Event Time Venue Date
400 m 45.06 Indianapolis, Indiana June 22, 2007
400 m hurdles 47.30 Helsinki August 9, 2005


  1. ^ a b Bershawn Jackson.
  2. ^ "2008 Summer Olympics – 400 Metres Hurdles – Final". IAAF. Retrieved July 9, 2010. 
  3. ^ FHSAA Boys Track & Field Championships.

External links

  • Bershawn Jackson profile at IAAF
  • USA Track & Field: Bershawn Jackson
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