Mark Lewis-Francis

As a junior Mark Lewis-Francis won the 100m at the World Youth Championships, World Junior Championships and European Junior Championships.  He set a World Junior 60m Record of 6.51 and won the bronze medal at the 2001 World Indoor Championships and later that year at the World Championships in Edmonton ran 9.97 for the 100m which was a new World Junior Record (but the time was not ratified due to a faulty wind gauge).  The highlight of his career was anchoring Team GB to Olympic Games 4x100m Gold in 2004 in Athens.  He also won 4x100m golds at the European Championships and Commonwealth Games as well as two bronze medals at World Championships level.  Individually he won 100m silvers at the 2010 European Championships and  Commonwealth Games.


Nationality: British

Place of birth: Birmingham, England

Residence: Wales

DOB: 4 September 1982

Event: 100m

Coach: Steve Platt, Tony Lester, Linford Christie

Team: Nike, Puma

World Athletics Profile: Mark Lewis-Francis

Personal Bests

  • 60m 6.51
  • 100m 9.97*/10.04
  • 200m 20.89

Career Highlights

  • 2004 Olympic Games 4x100m CHAMPION
  • 2 x World Championships 4x100m BRONZE (2005 & 2007)
  • 2010 Commonwealth Games 100m SILVER & 4x100m GOLD
  • 2010 European Championships 100m SILVER
  • 2006 European Championships 4x100m CHAMPION
  • 2002 European Indoor Championships 60m SILVER
  • 2001 World Indoor Championships 60m BRONZE
  • 2001 European Junior 100m & 4x100m CHAMPION
  • 2000 World Junior 100m & 4x100m CHAMPION
  • 1999 World Youth 100m CHAMPION