Kerron STEWART

Athlete Profile

  • COUNTRY
    Jamaica Jamaica
  • DATE OF BIRTH
    16 APR 1984
    ATHLETE'S IAAF CODE
    179849
Jamaican sprinter Kerron Stewart (Getty Images)

Outdoor

Discipline Performance Wind Place Date Records
100 Metres 10.75 +0.4 Roma (ITA) 10 JUL 2009
200 Metres 21.99 +1.1 Kingston (JAM) 29 JUN 2008
400 Metres 51.83 Auburn, AL (USA) 06 APR 2013
4x100 Metres Relay 41.29 Moskva (RUS) 18 AUG 2013
4x200 Metres Relay 1:31.34 Philadelphia, PA (USA) 30 APR 2016
Medley Relay 2:07.45 Debrecen (HUN) 15 JUL 2001

Legend

* Not legal.

Indoor

Discipline Performance Wind Place Date Records
55 Metres 6.98 New Haven, CT (USA) 10 JAN 2004
60 Metres 7.14 Lexington, KY (USA) 25 FEB 2007
200 Metres 22.58 Fayetteville, AR (USA) 09 MAR 2007
400 Metres 53.82 Fayetteville, AR (USA) 08 FEB 2013
4x400 Metres Relay 3:29.50 Fayetteville, AR (USA) 11 MAR 2006

Legend

* Not legal.

Outdoor

Discipline Performance Wind Place Date Records
100 Metres 11.25 -0.3 Marseille (FRA) 16 JUN 2018
100 Metres 11.21 +2.7 Auburn, AL (USA) 14 APR 2018
200 Metres 24.05 +0.1 Turku (FIN) 05 JUN 2018
4x100 Metres Relay 43.14 Philadelphia, PA (USA) 28 APR 2018

Indoor

Discipline Performance Wind Place Date Records
60 Metres 7.29 Birmingham, AL (USA) 28 JAN 2018

Outdoor

100 Metres

Performance Wind Place Date
2018 11.25 -0.3 Kingston (JAM) 19 MAY 2018
2017 11.12 +1.9 Auburn, AL (USA) 22 APR 2017
2016 11.19 -1.3 Rabat (MAR) 22 MAY 2016
2015 11.17 +0.4 Kingston (JAM) 26 JUN 2015
2014 11.02 -0.4 Kingston (JAM) 27 JUN 2014
2013 10.96 +0.9 Kingston (JAM) 21 JUN 2013
2012 10.94 +0.6 Kingston (JAM) 29 JUN 2012
2011 10.87 +2.0 Eugene, OR (USA) 04 JUN 2011
2010 10.96 +1.4 Kingston (JAM) 01 MAY 2010
2009 10.75 +0.1 Berlin (GER) 17 AUG 2009
2008 10.80 +0.7 Kingston (JAM) 27 JUN 2008
2007 11.03 +1.0 Kingston (JAM) 23 JUN 2007
2006 11.03 +1.4 Fayetteville, AR (USA) 14 MAY 2006
2005 11.63 -0.2 Kingston (JAM) 25 JUN 2005
2004 11.40 0.0 Sherbrooke (CAN) 31 JUL 2004
2003 11.34 +1.1 Kingston (JAM) 05 APR 2003
2002 11.46 +0.9 Kingston (JAM) 17 JUL 2002
2001 11.70 +0.6 Kingston (JAM) 22 JUN 2001
2000 11.89 +1.5 San Juan (PUR) 14 JUL 2000

Outdoor

200 Metres

Performance Wind Place Date
2018 24.05 +0.1 Turku (FIN) 05 JUN 2018
2017 23.43 -0.9 Auburn, AL (USA) 08 APR 2017
2016 22.99 +2.0 Austin, TX (USA) 16 APR 2016
2015 22.72 +1.6 Toronto (CAN) 23 JUL 2015
2014 23.64 -0.5 Kingston (JAM) 12 APR 2014
2013 22.71 +0.5 Kingston (JAM) 04 MAY 2013
2012 22.70 +0.6 Kingston (JAM) 01 JUL 2012
2011 22.63 +0.1 Kingston (JAM) 26 JUN 2011
2010 22.57 0.0 Auburn, AL (USA) 17 APR 2010
2009 22.42 +0.1 Thessaloniki (GRE) 12 SEP 2009
2008 21.99 +1.1 Kingston (JAM) 29 JUN 2008
2007 22.41 +1.3 Columbia (USA) 26 MAY 2007
2006 22.65 +0.8 Sacramento, CA (USA) 10 JUN 2006
2005 24.22 +1.2 Fairfax, VA (USA) 07 MAY 2005
2004 23.66 -0.6 Knoxville, TN (USA) 10 APR 2004
2003 23.50 -0.1 Kingston (JAM) 04 APR 2003
2002 24.21 -1.4 Kingston (JAM) 18 APR 2002
2001 23.90 +0.8 Kingston (JAM) 23 JUN 2001
2000 24.64 -3.7 Kingston (JAM) 02 JUL 2000

Outdoor

400 Metres

Performance Place Date
2016 53.89 San Antonio, TX (USA) 26 MAR 2016
2015 55.48 Kingston (JAM) 14 FEB 2015
2014 53.44 Kingston (JAM) 22 MAR 2014
2013 51.83 Auburn, AL (USA) 06 APR 2013
2011 53.96 Auburn, AL (USA) 16 APR 2011
2010 52.69 Auburn, AL (USA) 03 APR 2010
2009 52.40 Auburn, AL (USA) 04 APR 2009
2008 52.08 Kingston (JAM) 22 MAR 2008
2004 54.48 Kingston (JAM) 27 JUN 2004
2003 57.58 Kingston (JAM) 04 APR 2003

Outdoor

4x100 Metres Relay

Performance Place Date
2018 43.14 Philadelphia, PA (USA) 28 APR 2018
2017 42.25 Philadelphia, PA (USA) 29 APR 2017
2016 42.90 Philadelphia, PA (USA) 30 APR 2016
2015 41.84 Beijing (CHN) 29 AUG 2015
2014 41.83 Glasgow (GBR) 02 AUG 2014
2013 41.29 Moskva (RUS) 18 AUG 2013
2012 41.41 London (GBR) 10 AUG 2012
2011 41.70 Daegu (KOR) 04 SEP 2011
2010 42.94 Philadelphia, PA (USA) 24 APR 2010
2009 41.88 Berlin (GER) 22 AUG 2009
2007 42.01 Osaka (JPN) 01 SEP 2007
2002 43.40 Kingston (JAM) 21 JUL 2002
2000 44.05 Santiago de Chile (CHI) 22 OCT 2000

Outdoor

4x200 Metres Relay

Performance Place Date
2016 1:31.34 Philadelphia, PA (USA) 30 APR 2016

Outdoor

Medley Relay

Performance Place Date
2001 2:07.45 Debrecen (HUN) 15 JUL 2001

Indoor

55 Metres

Performance Place Date
2004/05 6.99 Boston, MA (USA) 28 JAN 2005
2003/04 6.98 New Haven, CT (USA) 10 JAN 2004

Indoor

60 Metres

Performance Place Date
2017/18 7.29 Birmingham, AL (USA) 28 JAN 2018
2015/16 7.20 Boston, MA (USA) 28 FEB 2016
2006/07 7.14 Lexington, KY (USA) 25 FEB 2007
2005/06 7.22 Fayetteville, AR (USA) 10 MAR 2006
2004/05 7.45 New York, NY (USA) 04 FEB 2005
2003/04 7.31 Manhattan, KS (USA) 06 MAR 2004
2002/03 7.39 New York, NY (USA) 16 MAR 2003

Indoor

200 Metres

Performance Place Date
2006/07 22.58 Fayetteville, AR (USA) 09 MAR 2007
2005/06 22.97 Fayetteville, AR (USA) 11 FEB 2006
2004/05 23.77 New York, NY (USA) 04 FEB 2005
2003/04 23.63 New York, NY (USA) 14 FEB 2004

Indoor

400 Metres

Performance Place Date
2012/13 53.82 Fayetteville, AR (USA) 08 FEB 2013
2006/07 55.12 Gainesville, FL (USA) 27 JAN 2007

Indoor

4x400 Metres Relay

Performance Place Date
2005/06 3:29.50 Fayetteville, AR (USA) 11 MAR 2006

Honours - Olympic Games

Place Discipline Mark Wind Place Date
2. 4x100 Metres Relay 41.41 London (GBR) 10 AUG 2012
2. 100 Metres 10.98 0.0 Beijing (CHN) 17 AUG 2008
3. 200 Metres 22.00 +0.6 Beijing (CHN) 21 AUG 2008

Honours - World Championships

Place Discipline Mark Wind Place Date
1. 4x100 Metres Relay 41.29 Moskva (RUS) 18 AUG 2013
1. 4x100 Metres Relay 42.06 Berlin (GER) 22 AUG 2009
2. 4x100 Metres Relay 41.70 Daegu (KOR) 04 SEP 2011
2. 100 Metres 10.75 +0.1 Berlin (GER) 17 AUG 2009
2. 4x100 Metres Relay 42.01 Osaka (JPN) 01 SEP 2007
5. 100 Metres 10.97 -0.3 Moskva (RUS) 12 AUG 2013
5. 200 Metres 22.70 -1.0 Daegu (KOR) 02 SEP 2011
6. 100 Metres 11.15 -1.4 Daegu (KOR) 29 AUG 2011
7. 100 Metres 11.12 -0.2 Osaka (JPN) 27 AUG 2007

Honours - IAAF World Relays

Place Discipline Mark Wind Place Date
1. 4x100 Metres Relay 42.14 Nassau (BAH) 03 MAY 2015
2. 4x100 Metres Relay 42.28 Nassau (BAH) 24 MAY 2014

Honours - World U20 Championships

Place Discipline Mark Wind Place Date
1. 4x100 Metres Relay 43.40 Kingston (JAM) 21 JUL 2002
2. 4x100 Metres Relay 44.05 Santiago de Chile (CHI) 22 OCT 2000
4. 100 Metres 11.53 -0.2 Kingston (JAM) 17 JUL 2002

Honours - World U18 Championships

Place Discipline Mark Wind Place Date
2. Medley Relay 2:07.45 Debrecen (HUN) 15 JUL 2001
2. 100 Metres 11.72 +0.5 Debrecen (HUN) 13 JUL 2001

Honours - NACAC Championships

Place Discipline Mark Wind Place Date
4. 200 Metres 22.80 +1.3 San José (CRC) 09 AUG 2015

Honours - Pan American Games

Place Discipline Mark Wind Place Date
2. 4x100 Metres Relay 42.68 Toronto (CAN) 25 JUL 2015
5. 200 Metres 23.07 +1.1 Toronto (CAN) 24 JUL 2015

Honours - Diamond League

Place Discipline Mark Wind Place Date
1. 100 Metres 11.22 -1.1 Birmingham (GBR) 24 AUG 2014
1. 100 Metres 11.24 -0.5 Stockholm (SWE) 22 AUG 2013
1. 4x100 Metres Relay 42.51 Lausanne (SUI) 23 AUG 2012
1. 200 Metres 22.34 +3.0 Doha (QAT) 14 MAY 2010

Honours - World Athletics Final

Place Discipline Mark Wind Place Date
2. 100 Metres 11.06 +0.3 Stuttgart (GER) 14 SEP 2008
3. 100 Metres 10.90 -0.1 Thessaloniki (GRE) 13 SEP 2009
3. 200 Metres 22.42 +0.1 Thessaloniki (GRE) 12 SEP 2009
3. 200 Metres 22.72 +0.1 Stuttgart (GER) 13 SEP 2008

Honours - Golden League

Place Discipline Mark Wind Place Date
1. 100 Metres 10.99 +0.2 Paris-St-Denis (FRA) 17 JUL 2009
1. 100 Metres 10.75 +0.4 Roma (ITA) 10 JUL 2009
1. 100 Metres 10.99 +0.1 Oslo (NOR) 03 JUL 2009
1. 100 Metres 11.00 +0.1 Berlin (GER) 14 JUN 2009
1. 200 Metres 22.34 +0.5 Roma (ITA) 11 JUL 2008

Honours - Commonwealth Games

Place Discipline Mark Wind Place Date
1. 4x100 Metres Relay 41.83 Glasgow (GBR) 02 AUG 2014
3. 100 Metres 11.07 +0.3 Glasgow (GBR) 28 JUL 2014

Honours - NACAC U23 Championships

Place Discipline Mark Wind Place Date
2. 100 Metres 11.40 0.0 Sherbrooke (CAN) 31 JUL 2004

Honours - National Championships

Place Discipline Mark Wind Place Date
1. 100 Metres 10.96 +0.9 Kingston (JAM) 21 JUN 2013
1. 100 Metres 10.80 +0.7 Kingston (JAM) 27 JUN 2008

Honours - NCAA Championships

Place Discipline Mark Wind Place Date
1. 200 Metres 22.42 +1.7 Sacramento, CA (USA) 09 JUN 2007
Results in:

60 Metres Indoor

Date Competition Cnt. Cat Race Pl. Result
28 JAN 2018 Birmingham KMS Invitational USAUSA F H1 1. 7.36
28 JAN 2018 Birmingham KMS Invitational USAUSA F F 1. 7.29
10 FEB 2018 Birmingham Samford Open USAUSA F H1 1. 7.45
10 FEB 2018 Birmingham Samford Open USAUSA F F 1. 7.36
23 FEB 2018 New York Armory College Last Chance USAUSA F H1 1. 7.42
23 FEB 2018 New York Armory College Last Chance USAUSA F F 1. 7.34

100 Metres

Date Competition Cnt. Cat Race Pl. Result Wind
17 MAR 2018 Atlanta Yellow JacketInvitational USAUSA F F1 1. 11.48 -0.9
30 MAR 2018 Gainesville Florida Relays USAUSA D F1 2. 11.41 +1.1
14 APR 2018 Auburn Tiger Track Classic USAUSA F F1 1. 11.21 +2.7
21 APR 2018 Auburn War Eagle Invitational USAUSA F F1 4. 11.42 -0.2
19 MAY 2018 Kingston Jamaica International Invitational JAMJAM A F 2. 11.25 -0.3
08 JUN 2018 Dessau Anhalt 2018 GERGER E F 1. 11.30 0.0
16 JUN 2018 Marseille Meeting Pro Athlé FRAFRA C F 1. 11.25 -0.3
19 JUN 2018 Montreuil Meeting Elite FRAFRA C F 6. 11.26 +1.1
08 JUL 2018 Bragança Paulista Grande Premio Brasil de Atletismo BRABRA A F 4. 11.32 0.0
22 AUG 2018 Chorzów Kamila Skolimowska Memorial POLPOL C F 4. 11.41 -0.1
30 AUG 2018 Zürich Weltklasse SUISUI E F3 2. 11.47 -1.0
02 SEP 2018 Berlin ISTAF GERGER A F1 6. 11.37 -0.3
04 SEP 2018 Zagreb IWC 2018 CROCRO A F 4. 11.43 +0.5

200 Metres

Date Competition Cnt. Cat Race Pl. Result Wind
05 JUN 2018 Turku Paavo Nurmi Games FINFIN A F 6. 24.05 +0.1

4x100 Metres Relay

Date Competition Cnt. Cat Race Pl. Result
28 APR 2018 Philadelphia Penn Relays USAUSA D F 1. 43.14
30 AUG 2018 Zürich Weltklasse SUISUI A F 6. 44.16


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Updated 9 August 2008

Kerron STEWART, Jamaica (100/200/4x100m)

Born: 16 April 1984, St. Catherine Parish
Lives: Auburn, Alabama
1.75/61kg
Coach: Henry Rolle
Manager: Jukka Harkonen

Discovered by Jamaican athletics coach Raymond ‘KC’ Graham while she was playing football, Kerron Stewart admits that she still loves the game. Manchester United is her team, Thierry Henry her favourite player. But a look at her laptop – and the footage she has collected of top women sprinters - reveals how dedicated she has become to running fast.  

Henry Rolle, Stewart’s coach now, remembers being impressed when she arrived at Auburn University, Alabama, in the winter of 2005-06. She had come from junior college in the United States after shin splints and a freak accident had stopped her progress in its tracks.

“We sat down and talked and she realised her faults,” Rolle explained. But he soon became aware of what a perfectionist she is. “I noticed on her laptop that she has so many films of great female sprinters, mainly Florence Griffith-Joyner, and she just watched and watched,” Rolle added.

Among Rolle’s early tasks was to make sure that Stewart was not tempted back into football. “Our University soccer team wanted her very, very badly, based on the skills they happened to see just playing around,” Rolle recalled. “But I couldn’t give up one of my best sprinters to soccer because of (the risk of) injuries.”

Stewart says on the subject: “I used to like playing soccer. I didn’t play competitively but I’m pretty good.” Does she still play? “Every now and then but it is something I would have to work on to be good again. It’s definitely there, though.”

Growing up, Stewart attended St. Jago High School.  Her first significant successes came in 2000, at the age of 16. She won the U18 100m (11.95) in the Carifta Games, in St George’s, Grenada, and went to the World Junior Championships, in Santiago, where she gained a silver medal in Jamaica’s 4x100m team.

In 2001, she finished runner-up (11.72) to future World 200m champion Allyson Felix (11.57) of the United States in the World Youth Championships, in Debrecen, Hungary. And, in 2002, she was fourth, in Kingston, in the World Junior Championships 100m (11.53) in a race won by another future US star, Lauryn Williams (11.33). Also that year, she placed second in the Carifta Games U20 100m (11.61) in Nassau, Bahamas.

Winner of the U20 100m, and third at 200m, at the 2003 Carifta Games in Port of Spain, Stewart was selected that year for the Pan American Games, in Santo Domingo, in the Dominican Republic. But she suffered dreadful injuries when she lost an argument with a plate glass window in the athletes’ village. With cuts to a knee, shin and arm, she required 39 stitches. “It was dark, I was going down the stairs faster than I should have, and I walked through the glass,” she recalled. “It put me out for probably three months.”

However, Stewart was back for the 2004 Olympic trials, finishing sixth. She was chosen for the Games in Athens but did not get a run. “I went as an alternate,” Stewart recalled. “It was a great experience. It definitely motivated me for the next time I would come to the Olympics. I was determined that I wouldn’t be there to watch but to compete.”

Another interruption to Stewart’s progress, however, was around the corner. “I fractured my shin and that was another six months (out),” she said. By now she was at junior college in the United States. In 2006 she moved to Auburn University, Alabama, where she still lives and trains under Rolle. “My home is in the US, because that’s where I train, but home at heart is in Jamaica,” Stewart said.

Auburn University has a rich athletics tradition. Its alumni include Harvey Glance, Samuel Matete, Juliet Campbell, Avard Moncur and Leevan Sands “Kerron ran really fast in her first year at Auburn – 11.03,” Rolle said. “I said to her: ‘It’s not so much how fast you run, it’s how mature you are in the mind for the next level, and she has really worked on that.

“She changed her whole aroma – her diet, her habits as far as commitments, sleep. And one of things I noticed – she wasn’t a great time management individual when she first got to college at Auburn but she is great at it now.”

The results have been there to see in 2008. In Rome, Stewart emerged as a world force in women’s sprinting with her first Golden League victory. It came within a fortnight of a dazzling display at the Jamaican Olympic trials, in Kingston. There she recorded 10.80 to win the 100m and 21.99 to finish 2nd in the 200m, earning selection for both events in Beijing.

Stewart’s 100m time made her the second fastest Jamaican woman behind Merlene Ottey (10.74). Asked whether Ottey’s national record was in her sights, Stewart said: “I’m not aiming for that, I’m aiming below that. But, you know what, that is a great record set by a great lady, so for me to get that would be the icing on the cake.

“I grew up watching her and I always wanted to accomplish half the stuff she has because she has accomplished a lot.” Stewart still has posters of Ottey on the walls of her homes in Kingston and Auburn.

Rolle believes that Stewart has a massive future. “She is going to be a whole lot better,” he said. “It may be scary but I see her work every day and I know how fast she can run. She does not like me to put any stipulations on how fast but she’s going to run 10.7.

“Internationally she is very new. And that’s the thing. You can run great times but there are very few individuals who really step up at the big Games and she has to prove herself as one of those individuals. She can’t be somebody who has put great times out there and won a few meets on the circuit. You have got to be able to perform on the big stage. When you talk about female sprinting, 10 years from now she wants to be included in the top five.”


Personal Bests

100m: 10.80 (2008)
200m: 21.99 (2008)
400m: 52.08 (2008)
60m(i): 7.14 (2007)


Yearly Progression

100m: 2000: 11.89; 2001: 11.70: 2002: 11.46; 2003: 11.34; 2004: 11.40; 2005: 11.63; 2006: 11.03; 2007:11.03; 2008: 10.80,

200m: 2000: 24.09w; 2001: 23.90; 2002: 24.21; 2003: 23.50; 2004: 23.63i/23.66; 2005: 23.77i/24.22/23.46w; 2006: 22.65; 2007: 22.41; 2008: 21.99.


Career Highlights

2000 1st Carifta Games, 100m (U18)
2000 2nd World Junior Championships (4x100m)
2001 2nd World Youth Championships (100m)
2001 2nd World Youth Championships (medley relay)
2002 2nd Carifta Games, 100m
2003 1st Carifta Games, 100m (U20)
2003 3rd Carifta Games, 200m (U20)
2002 4th World Junior Championships (100m)
2002 1st World Junior Championships (4x100m)
2007 7th World Championships (100m)
2007 2nd, World Championships (4x100m)


Prepared by David Powell for the IAAF ‘Focus on Athletes’ project. Copyright IAAF 2008.