Famous Black Athletes

 1 Usain Bolt

Usain Bolt
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Famous As: Olympic athlete
Birthdate: August 21, 1986
Sun Sign: Leo
Nationality: Jamaican

One of the greatest athletes ever, Usain Bolt is popular by the nickname ‘Lightning Bolt’. He holds the world record for 100 metres, 200 metres and 4 × 100 metres relay and is the only sprinter to win Olympic 100 m and 200 m titles at three consecutive Olympics (2008, 2012 and 2016).

 2 Jesse Owens

Jesse Owens
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Birthdate: September 12, 1913
Sun Sign: Virgo
Nationality: American
Died: March 31, 1980

Widely regarded as one of the greatest track and field athletes of all time, Jesse Owens' three world records in less than an hour in 1935 came to be known as the greatest 45 minutes ever in sports. He was credited with destroying Adolf Hitler's myth of Aryan supremacy when he won four gold medals at the 1936 Summer Olympics.

 3 Eliud Kipchoge

Eliud Kipchoge
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Famous As: Long-distance runner
Birthdate: November 17, 1984
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Nationality: Kenyan

 4 Caster Semenya

Caster Semenya
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Famous As: Olympic Athlete
Birthdate: January 7, 1991
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Nationality: South African

 5 Jim Kelly

Jim Kelly
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Famous As: Athlete
Birthdate: May 5, 1946
Sun Sign: Taurus
Nationality: American
Died: June 29, 2013

 6 Abebe Bikila

Abebe Bikila
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Famous As: Olympic marathon champion
Birthdate: August 7, 1932
Sun Sign: Leo
Nationality: Ethiopian
Died: October 25, 1973

 7 Christian Coleman

Christian Coleman
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Famous As: Athlete
Birthdate: March 6, 1996
Sun Sign: Pisces
Nationality: American
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 8 Kenenisa Bekele

Kenenisa Bekele
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Famous As: Long-distance runner, Athletics competitor
Birthdate: June 13, 1982
Sun Sign: Gemini
Nationality: Ethiopian

 9 Yohan Blake

Yohan Blake
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Famous As: Sprinter, Athletics competitor
Birthdate: December 26, 1989
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Nationality: French, Jamaican

 10 John Carlos

John Carlos
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Famous As: Sprinter, Athletics competitor, Association football player
Birthdate: June 5, 1945
Sun Sign: Gemini
Nationality: American

 11 Haile Gebrselassie

Haile Gebrselassie
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Famous As: Marathon runner, Long-distance runner, Athletics competitor
Birthdate: April 18, 1973
Sun Sign: Aries
Nationality: Ethiopian

 12 J. C. Watts

J. C. Watts
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Famous As: Politician
Birthdate: November 18, 1957
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Nationality: American

 13 David Rudisha

David Rudisha
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Famous As: Kenyan track and field athlete
Birthdate: December 17, 1988
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Nationality: Kenyan

 14 Debi Thomas

Debi Thomas
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Famous As: Figure skater
Birthdate: March 25, 1967
Sun Sign: Aries
Nationality: American

 15 Ugo Monye

Ugo Monye
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Famous As: Rugby union player
Birthdate: April 13, 1983
Sun Sign: Aries
Nationality: British

 16 Ibtihaj Muhammad

Ibtihaj Muhammad
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Famous As: fencer
Birthdate: December 4, 1985
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Nationality: American

 17 Tirunesh Dibaba

Tirunesh Dibaba
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Famous As: long-distance runner, athletics competitor
Birthdate: June 1, 1985
Sun Sign: Gemini
Nationality: Ethiopian

 18 Dwain Chambers

Dwain Chambers
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Famous As: Rugby league player, Sprinter
Birthdate: April 5, 1978
Sun Sign: Aries
Nationality: British

 19 Kipchoge Keino

Kipchoge Keino
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Famous As: Athlete
Birthdate: January 17, 1940
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Nationality: Kenyan

 20 Meb Keflezighi

Meb Keflezighi
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Famous As: Marathon runner, Long-distance runner, Athletics competitor
Birthdate: May 5, 1975
Sun Sign: Taurus
Nationality: Eritrean, American

 21 Genzebe Dibaba

Genzebe Dibaba
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Famous As: Long-distance runner, Middle-distance runner, Athletics competitor
Birthdate: February 8, 1991
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Nationality: Ethiopian

 22 Evelyn Ashford

Evelyn Ashford
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Famous As: American olympic athlete
Birthdate: April 15, 1957
Sun Sign: Aries
Nationality: American

 23 Joe Rokocoko

Joe Rokocoko
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Famous As: Rugby union player
Birthdate: June 6, 1983
Sun Sign: Gemini
Nationality: Fijian, New Zealander

 24 Ralph Metcalfe

Ralph Metcalfe
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Famous As: Athlete
Birthdate: May 29, 1910
Sun Sign: Gemini
Nationality: American
Died: October 10, 1978

 25 Alberto Juantorena

Alberto Juantorena
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Famous As: Athlete
Birthdate: December 3, 1950
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Nationality: Cuban

 26 Maria Mutola

Maria Mutola
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Famous As: Athlete
Birthdate: October 27, 1972
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Nationality: Mozambican

 27 Mamo Wolde

Mamo Wolde
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Famous As: Athlete
Birthdate: June 12, 1932
Sun Sign: Gemini
Nationality: Ethiopian
Died: May 26, 2002

 28 Alice Coachman

Alice Coachman
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Famous As: American olympic athlete
Birthdate: November 9, 1923
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Nationality: American
Died: July 14, 2014

 29 Tyrese Johnson-Fisher

Tyrese Johnson-Fisher
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Famous As: American Football Player
Birthdate: September 9, 1999
Sun Sign: Virgo
Nationality: British

 30 Wyomia Tyus

Wyomia Tyus
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Famous As: Olympic Athlete
Birthdate: August 29, 1945
Sun Sign: Virgo
Nationality: American

 31 Ralph Boston

Ralph Boston
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Famous As: Athlete
Birthdate: May 9, 1939
Sun Sign: Taurus
Nationality: American

 32 Milt Campbell

Milt Campbell
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Famous As: Football Player
Birthdate: December 9, 1933
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Nationality: American
Died: November 2, 2012

 33 Antonio Pettigrew

Antonio Pettigrew
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Famous As: Sprinter
Birthdate: November 3, 1967
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Nationality: American
Died: August 10, 2010

 34 Charles Dumas

Charles Dumas
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Famous As: Olympic athlete
Birthdate: February 12, 1937
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Nationality: American
Died: January 5, 2004

 35 John Akii-Bua

John Akii-Bua
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Famous As: Athlete
Birthdate: December 3, 1949
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Nationality: Ugandan
Died: June 20, 1997

 36 Vonetta Flowers

Vonetta Flowers
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Famous As: American bobsledder
Birthdate: October 29, 1973
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Nationality: American

 37 John Youie Woodruff

John Youie Woodruff
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Famous As: American track and field athlete
Birthdate: July 5, 1915
Sun Sign: Cancer
Nationality: American
Died: October 30, 2007

 38 Ashwin Willemse

Ashwin Willemse
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Famous As: Rugby union player
Birthdate: September 8, 1981
Sun Sign: Virgo
Nationality: South African

 39 Adhemar da Silva

Adhemar da Silva
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Famous As: Olympic Athlete
Birthdate: September 29, 1927
Sun Sign: Libra
Nationality: Brazilian
Died: January 12, 2001

 40 João Carlos de Oliveira

João Carlos de Oliveira
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Famous As: Athlete
Birthdate: May 28, 1954
Sun Sign: Gemini
Nationality: Brazilian
Died: May 29, 1999

 41 Yobes Ondieki

Yobes Ondieki
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Famous As: Long-distance runner
Birthdate: February 21, 1961
Sun Sign: Pisces
Nationality: Kenyan

 42 Richard Chelimo

Richard Chelimo
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Famous As: Athlete
Birthdate: February 24, 1972
Sun Sign: Pisces
Nationality: Kenyan
Died: August 15, 2001

 43 Barney Ewell

Barney Ewell
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Famous As: Athlete
Birthdate: February 25, 1918
Sun Sign: Pisces
Nationality: American
Died: April 4, 1996