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.
Helen SkeltonHelen Skelton
19 July 1983
Television presenter
Mo FarahMo Farah
23 March 1983

Fatima WhitbreadFatima Whitbread
03 March 1961
Javelin Thrower

Roger BannisterRoger Bannister
23 March 1929
Former British Athlete Who Ran The First

Sebastian CoeSebastian Coe
29 September 1956
Middle Distance Runner, Politician

Jessica Ennis-HillJessica Ennis-Hill
28 January 1986
Track & Field Athlete
Linford Cicero Christie Linford Christie
02 April 1960
Retired Sprinter

Daley ThompsonDaley Thompson
30 July 1958

Steve CramSteve Cram
14 October 1960
Allan WellsAllan Wells
03 May 1952

Liz McColganLiz McColgan
24 May 1964
Philip Noel-BakerPhilip Noel-Baker
01 November 1889

Tyrese Johnson-FisherTyrese Johnson-Fisher
09 September 1999
American Football Player

Eddie HallEddie Hall
15 January 1988

Ellen WhitakerEllen Whitaker
05 March 1986
Show jumper

Mike TindallMike Tindall
18 October 1978
Rugby union player
Harold AbrahamsHarold Abrahams
15 December 1899
Athletics competitor, Sprinter, Lawyer, Journalist

Jimmy WhiteJimmy White
02 May 1962
Snooker player, Pool player, Screenwriter

Rebecca AdlingtonRebecca Adlington
17 February 1989

Katarina Johnson-ThompsonKatarina Johnson-Thompson
09 January 1993
Athletics competitor
Nicola AdamsNicola Adams
26 October 1982

Paula RadcliffePaula Radcliffe
17 December 1973
Marathon runner, Long-distance runner, Athletics
Kelly HolmesKelly Holmes
19 April 1970
Middle-distance runner

Chris HoyChris Hoy
23 March 1976
Sport cyclist, Racecar driver

Owen FarrellOwen Farrell
24 September 1991
Rugby union player
Victoria PendletonVictoria Pendleton
24 September 1980
Track cyclist, Sport cyclist, Autobiographer,

Kriss AkabusiKriss Akabusi
28 November 1958
Athletics competitor
Nicolas HamiltonNicolas Hamilton
28 March 1992
Racecar driver

Martin OffiahMartin Offiah
29 December 1966
Rugby league player, Rugby union player

Colin JacksonColin Jackson
18 February 1967
Athletics competitor
Alistair BrownleeAlistair Brownlee
23 April 1988

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Carl FramptonCarl Frampton
21 February 1987
Fauja SinghFauja Singh
01 April 1911
Marathon runner, Long-distance runner, Athletics

Greg RutherfordGreg Rutherford
17 November 1986
Sprinter, Long jumper, Athletics competitor

James CracknellJames Cracknell
05 May 1972
Rower, Ocean rower

Geoff CapesGeoff Capes
23 August 1949
Athletics competitor
Alun Wyn JonesAlun Wyn Jones
19 September 1985
Rugby union player
Lester PiggottLester Piggott
05 November 1935
Jockey, Horse trainer

Bill BeaumontBill Beaumont
09 March 1952
Entrepreneur, Rugby union player

Jolyon PalmerJolyon Palmer
20 January 1991
Racecar driver

Steve OvettSteve Ovett
09 October 1955
Middle-distance runner, Athletics competitor
Chris AshtonChris Ashton
29 March 1987
Rugby league player, Rugby union player

Rory UnderwoodRory Underwood
19 June 1963
Rugby union player

Denise LewisDenise Lewis
27 August 1972
Athletics competitor

Callum RobinsonCallum Robinson
02 February 1995
Association football player

Max ChiltonMax Chilton
21 April 1991
Formula One driver
Charlotte DujardinCharlotte Dujardin
13 July 1985
Dressage rider

Jonathan ReaJonathan Rea
02 February 1987
Motorcycle racer
Ugo MonyeUgo Monye
13 April 1983
Rugby union player

Rocky FieldingRocky Fielding
05 August 1987

Ben YoungsBen Youngs
05 September 1989
Rugby union player
David Cecil, 6th Marquess of ExeterDavid Cecil, 6th Marquess of Exeter
09 February 1905
Politician, Athletics competitor

Andy GoodeAndy Goode
03 April 1980
Rugby union player
Christine OhuruoguChristine Ohuruogu
17 May 1984
Writer, Sprinter

Matthew PinsentMatthew Pinsent
10 October 1970

Sam WarburtonSam Warburton
05 October 1988
Rugby union player

Usman AhmedUsman Ahmed
21 November 1981

Amy WilliamsAmy Williams
29 September 1982
Skeleton racer
Dwain ChambersDwain Chambers
05 April 1978
Rugby league player, Sprinter

Iwan ThomasIwan Thomas
05 January 1974
Athletics competitor

Will StevensWill Stevens
28 June 1991
Racecar driver

Dario GradiDario Gradi
08 July 1941
Association football player, Manager, Association
Andrew SheridanAndrew Sheridan
01 November 1979
Composer, Rugby union player

Paul SampsonPaul Sampson
12 July 1977
Rugby league player, Rugby union player
Gethin JenkinsGethin Jenkins
17 November 1980
Rugby league player, Rugby union player

Danny CareDanny Care
02 January 1987
Rugby union player

Dylan HartleyDylan Hartley
24 March 1986
Rugby union player
Lewis MoodyLewis Moody
12 June 1978
Rugby union player

Alastair DennistonAlastair Denniston
01 December 1881
Field hockey player, Cryptographer, Mathematician
Becky DownieBecky Downie
24 January 1992
Artistic gymnast

Kevin SinfieldKevin Sinfield
12 September 1980
Politician, Rugby league player

Scott QuiggScott Quigg
09 October 1988
Steve BorthwickSteve Borthwick
12 October 1979
Rugby union player

Lawrence OkoyeLawrence Okoye
06 October 1991
Athletics competitor, American football player
Oliver RowlandOliver Rowland
10 August 1992
Racecar driver

Jamie PeacockJamie Peacock
14 December 1977
Rugby league player

Nick AbendanonNick Abendanon
27 August 1986
Rugby union player

Alex LynnAlex Lynn
17 September 1992
racecar driver
Steve BeatonSteve Beaton
05 April 1964
Darts player
David HemeryDavid Hemery
18 July 1944

Nick EasterNick Easter
15 August 1978
Rugby union player

Ashley TheophaneAshley Theophane
30 August 1980

Ben KayBen Kay
14 December 1975
Rugby union player
William Fox-PittWilliam Fox-Pitt
02 January 1969
Event rider

Dan LydiateDan Lydiate
18 December 1987
Rugby union player

Mark CuetoMark Cueto
26 December 1979
Rugby union player

Charlie HodgsonCharlie Hodgson
12 November 1980
Rugby union player

Jenny JonesJenny Jones
03 July 1980
Laura TrottLaura Trott
24 April 1992

Tom SykesTom Sykes
19 August 1985
Motorcycle racer
Oliver TurveyOliver Turvey
01 April 1987
Racecar driver

Sean LamontSean Lamont
15 January 1981
Rugby union player
Mike BrownMike Brown
04 September 1985
Basketball player
Jane TomlinsonJane Tomlinson
21 February 1964