Athletes From New York

New York has produced a number of Athletes who have made it big. These include Justin Gatlin, Dave Mirra, John Carlos, Georgina Bloomberg, Bob Beamon and others.

This ranking is based on an algorithm that combines various factors, including the votes of our users and search trends on the internet.

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Justin Gatlin
(Athlete)

Justin Gatlin
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Birthdate: February 10, 1982
Sun Sign: Aquarius

Five-time Olympic medalist and renowned sprinter Justin Gatlin is a specialist in the 100m and the 200m categories. In 2005, he became the first to win both the 100m and the 200m world titles. He was a childhood fan of Mike Tyson and had initially been a hurdler.

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Bob Beamon
(Known for His World Record in the Long Jump at the Mexico City Olympics in 1968)

Bob Beamon
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Birthdate: August 29, 1946
Sun Sign: Virgo

Bob Beamon is a former American track and field athlete who won the gold medal for the long jump at the 1968 Olympics. He created a world record in the process of winning the gold medal; the record was broken by Mike Powell almost 23 years later. Beamon was inducted into United States Olympic Hall of Fame.

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Dave Mirra
(Extreme sports athlete)

Dave Mirra
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Birthdate: April 4, 1974
Sun Sign: Aries
Died: February 4, 2016

Dave Mirra was an American BMX rider who set the X Games record for most medals won in BMX Freestyle. He was also a rallycross racer, competing alongside the Subaru Rally Team USA for many years. Dave Mirra committed suicide in 2016. Later that year, he was inducted into the BMX Hall of Fame.

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Georgina Bloomberg
(Equestrian)

Georgina Bloomberg
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Birthdate: January 20, 1983
Sun Sign: Aquarius

Born to former New York City mayor and media magnate Michael Bloomberg, Georgina Bloomberg was no stranger to the glitz of an affluent lifestyle. An elite equestrian, she now owns the New York Empire team. She has also co-authored a few novels and is an animal rights activist and a philanthropist.

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John Carlos
(Sprinter, Athletics competitor, Association football player)

John Carlos
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Birthdate: June 5, 1945
Sun Sign: Gemini

John Carlos is a former football player and track and field athlete. Carlos won a bronze medal at the 1968 Summer Olympics. After his track career, he helped organize the 1984 Summer Olympics as part of his work with the United States Olympic Committee. In 2003, Carlos was made an inductee of the USA Track & Field Hall of Fame.

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Félix Sánchez
(Track and field athlete)

Félix Sánchez
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Birthdate: August 30, 1977
Sun Sign: Virgo

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Monica Aksamit
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Birthdate: February 18, 1990
Sun Sign: Aquarius
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Lester Bird
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Lester Bird
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Birthdate: February 21, 1938
Sun Sign: Pisces
Died: August 9, 2021
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Johnny Hayes
(Marathon runner, Long-distance runner)

Johnny Hayes
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Birthdate: April 10, 1886
Sun Sign: Aries
Died: August 25, 1965

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Nzingha Prescod
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Birthdate: August 14, 1992
Sun Sign: Leo

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Erinn Smart
(Olympic athlete)

Erinn Smart
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Birthdate: January 12, 1980
Sun Sign: Capricorn

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Priscilla Frederick
(High jumper who won the silver medal at the 2015 Pan American Games)

Priscilla Frederick
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Birthdate: February 14, 1989
Sun Sign: Aquarius

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Jasmine Abrams
(Olympic Sprinter)

Jasmine Abrams
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Birthdate: March 14, 1994
Sun Sign: Pisces

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Hanna Thompson
(Olympic athlete)

Hanna Thompson
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Birthdate: November 1, 1983
Sun Sign: Scorpio

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Rolanda Bell
(Athlete)

Rolanda Bell
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Birthdate: October 27, 1987
Sun Sign: Scorpio

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Aliyah Abrams
(Sprinter)

Aliyah Abrams
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Birthdate: April 3, 1997
Sun Sign: Aries

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Joseph Wolfson
(American athlete)

Joseph Wolfson
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Birthdate: July 11, 1949
Sun Sign: Cancer
Died: February 21, 2000