Famous British Athletes

Do you know what’s an athlete made up of? Though one may argue, it’s the usual flesh and blood they have something more than that. Lighting speed, unswerving accuracy, strong determination, powerful endurance and superb eye-hand coordination separates athletes from common people. Though they come out from the common group of people, it is their dedication to sports and their determination to succeed that helps them stand out. Britain has been mecca of such sporting legends who have commanded the highest positions in track and field athletics. Their feats are remarkable and their achievements immeasurable. Through their unwavering dedication and resolute determination, they have earned a high place in sports in the world. Be it Lord Coe’s spectacular middle-distance running during the 1980s that has made him a living legend of Britain today, or the current British record holder Greg Rutherford’s long jump victories in Olympics, Commonwealth and European Championship games, the country has many proud achievers. Current women world record holder in marathon is British Paula Radcliffe who has three London and New York Marathon Championships each in her kitty as well as one Chicago marathon Championship. Other prominent British athletes include Morgan Lake, Jessica Ennis-Hill, Mo Farah, Daley Thompson, Derek Redmond and so on. Check this section to know more about famous British athletes.

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 1 Mo Farah

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Famous As: Athlete
Birthdate: March 23, 1983
Sun Sign: Aries
Nationality: British
Long-distance runner Mo Farah shot to fame with his 10,000-meter and 5,000-meter wins at the 2012 London Olympics. The first athlete to score a quadruple double, Farah has won 10 major international titles. He became the European Athlete of the Year thrice and has also received the CBE.

 2 Jessica Ennis-Hill

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Famous As: Track & Field Athlete
Birthdate: January 28, 1986
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Nationality: British
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 3 Ellen Whitaker

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Famous As: Show jumper
Birthdate: March 5, 1986
Sun Sign: Pisces
Nationality: British

 4 Katarina Johnson-Thompson

Katarina Johnson-Thompson
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Famous As: Athletics competitor
Birthdate: January 9, 1993
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Nationality: British
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 5 Nicola Adams

Nicola Adams
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Famous As: Boxer
Birthdate: October 26, 1982
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Nationality: British

 6 Colin Jackson

Colin Jackson
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Famous As: Athletics competitor
Birthdate: February 18, 1967
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Nationality: British

 7 Denise Lewis

Denise Lewis
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Famous As: Athletics competitor
Birthdate: August 27, 1972
Sun Sign: Virgo
Nationality: British
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 8 Linford Christie

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Famous As: Retired Sprinter
Birthdate: April 2, 1960
Sun Sign: Aries
Nationality: British

 9 Nicolas Hamilton

Nicolas Hamilton
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Famous As: Racecar driver
Birthdate: March 28, 1992
Sun Sign: Aries
Nationality: British

 10 Chris Hoy

Chris Hoy
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Famous As: Sport cyclist, Racecar driver
Birthdate: March 23, 1976
Sun Sign: Aries
Nationality: British

 11 Kelly Holmes

Kelly Holmes
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Famous As: Middle-distance runner
Birthdate: April 19, 1970
Sun Sign: Aries
Nationality: British

 12 Daley Thompson

Daley Thompson
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Famous As: Decathlete
Birthdate: July 30, 1958
Sun Sign: Leo
Nationality: British

 13 Louis Smith

Louis Smith
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Famous As: artistic gymnast
Birthdate: April 22, 1989
Sun Sign: Taurus
Nationality: British

 14 Victoria Pendleton

Victoria Pendleton
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Famous As: Track cyclist, Sport cyclist, Autobiographer, Jockey
Birthdate: September 24, 1980
Sun Sign: Libra
Nationality: British

 15 Harold Abrahams

Harold Abrahams
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Famous As: Athletics competitor, Sprinter, Lawyer, Journalist
Birthdate: December 15, 1899
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Nationality: British
Died: January 14, 1978

 16 Fatima Whitbread

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Famous As: Javelin Thrower
Birthdate: March 3, 1961
Sun Sign: Pisces
Nationality: British

 17 Kriss Akabusi

Kriss Akabusi
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Famous As: Athletics competitor
Birthdate: November 28, 1958
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Nationality: British

 18 Geoff Capes

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Famous As: Athletics competitor
Birthdate: August 23, 1949
Sun Sign: Leo
Nationality: British

 19 Scott Quigg

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Famous As: Boxer
Birthdate: October 9, 1988
Sun Sign: Libra
Nationality: British

 20 Fauja Singh

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Famous As: Marathon runner, Long-distance runner, Athletics competitor
Birthdate: April 1, 1911
Sun Sign: Aries
Nationality: British

 21 Lester Piggott

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Famous As: Jockey, Horse trainer
Birthdate: November 5, 1935
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Nationality: British

 22 Sam Warburton

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Famous As: Rugby union player
Birthdate: October 5, 1988
Sun Sign: Libra
Nationality: British

 23 Callum Robinson

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Famous As: Association football player
Birthdate: February 2, 1995
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Nationality: British

 24 Iwan Thomas

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Famous As: Athletics competitor
Birthdate: January 5, 1974
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Nationality: British

 25 Steve Cram

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Famous As: Athlete
Birthdate: October 14, 1960
Sun Sign: Libra
Nationality: British

 26 Laura Trott

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Birthdate: April 24, 1992
Sun Sign: Taurus
Nationality: British

 27 Jonathan Rea

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Famous As: Motorcycle racer
Birthdate: February 2, 1987
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Nationality: British

 28 Charlotte Dujardin

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Famous As: Dressage rider
Birthdate: July 13, 1985
Sun Sign: Cancer
Nationality: British

 29 Amy Williams

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Famous As: Skeleton racer
Birthdate: September 29, 1982
Sun Sign: Libra
Nationality: British

 30 Max Chilton

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Famous As: Formula One driver
Birthdate: April 21, 1991
Sun Sign: Taurus
Nationality: British

 31 Steve Ovett

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Famous As: Middle-distance runner, Athletics competitor
Birthdate: October 9, 1955
Sun Sign: Libra
Nationality: British

 32 Ben Youngs

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Famous As: Rugby union player
Birthdate: September 5, 1989
Sun Sign: Virgo
Nationality: British

 33 Matthew Pinsent

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Famous As: Rower
Birthdate: October 10, 1970
Sun Sign: Libra
Nationality: British

 34 Bill Beaumont

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Famous As: Entrepreneur, Rugby union player
Birthdate: March 9, 1952
Sun Sign: Pisces
Nationality: British

 35 Ashley Theophane

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Famous As: Boxer
Birthdate: August 30, 1980
Sun Sign: Virgo
Nationality: British

 36 Martin Offiah

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Famous As: Rugby league player, Rugby union player
Birthdate: December 29, 1966
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Nationality: British

 37 Chris Ashton

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Famous As: Rugby league player, Rugby union player
Birthdate: March 29, 1987
Sun Sign: Aries
Nationality: British

 38 Christine Ohuruogu

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Famous As: Writer, Sprinter
Birthdate: May 17, 1984
Sun Sign: Taurus
Nationality: British

 39 Liz McColgan

Liz McColgan
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Famous As: Athlete
Birthdate: May 24, 1964
Sun Sign: Gemini
Nationality: British, Scottish

 40 Dwain Chambers

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

 41 Rory Underwood

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Famous As: Rugby union player
Birthdate: June 19, 1963
Sun Sign: Gemini
Nationality: Malaysian, British

 42 Danny Care

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Famous As: Rugby union player
Birthdate: January 2, 1987
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Nationality: British

 43 Usman Ahmed

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Famous As: Boxer
Birthdate: November 21, 1981
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Nationality: British

 44 Brian Moore

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Famous As: journalist, rugby union player, screenwriter
Birthdate: January 11, 1962
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Nationality: British

 45 Kevin Sinfield

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Famous As: Politician, Rugby league player
Birthdate: September 12, 1980
Sun Sign: Virgo
Nationality: British

 46 Lawrence Okoye

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Famous As: Athletics competitor, American football player
Birthdate: October 6, 1991
Sun Sign: Libra
Nationality: British

 47 Ugo Monye

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

 48 Mary Peters

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Famous As: athletics competitor
Birthdate: July 6, 1939
Sun Sign: Cancer
Nationality: British

 49 Andy Goode

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Famous As: Rugby union player
Birthdate: April 3, 1980
Sun Sign: Aries
Nationality: British

 50 Paul Sampson

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Famous As: Rugby league player, Rugby union player
Birthdate: July 12, 1977
Sun Sign: Cancer
Nationality: British