The 14 Heaviest Olympic Sprinters of all Time

Recently sprinters are heavier, more masculine, and faster. The reason is they work out a lot to gain strength and build muscles but still be athletic.

In addition, they are masculine because sprinting sheds lots of fats while preserving muscles. So, in today’s list, you are about to learn of the heaviest sprinters of all time.

1. Usain Bolt

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Usain Bolt is a retired Jamaican sprinter. Bolt specializes in 100 and 200 meters and has won several Olympic gold medals.

He is one of the quickest and most celebrated of all-time sprinters. Among all the greatest sprinters, Bolt is the heaviest and weighs 207 pounds (94kg).

In addition, he is a world record holder in the 100,200 and 4 × 100 meters relay.

2. Asafa Powell 

Asafa Powell is a Jamaican runner, and his specialty is 100 meters.

Powell is the former 100m record holder, setting it two times.

The records were in 2005 and 2008 and are the second in the list of the heaviest sprinters. His weight is 205 pounds (92kg).

3. David Oliver

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David is a retired American hurdle sprinter. His specialty was the 110-meter hurdles in outdoor events and the 60-meter hurdles in indoor events.

His height is 6ft 2 in, and he weighs 205 pounds (93kg).

In his career, he was the record holder of the 110-meter hurdles and four-time U.S champion.

4. Dwain Chambers

Dwain Anthony is a British sprinter. He specializes in the 100 meters event with a best of 9.97 seconds. Due to his record, he is ranked as one of the best British sprinters. His height is 5ft 9in, and he weighs 205 pounds(92kg).

5. Harry Aikines Aryeetey

Harry is an English sprinter born in 1988. His specialty is in the 100,200 and  4 x 100 meters relay.

Harry is 33 years old, and his height is 5ft 10 inches. At number five of the heaviest sprinters, Harry weighs 192 pounds(87kg).

6. Linford Christie

Jamaica is known for some of the best sprinters in the world.

Christie happens to be a Jamaican-born but a former British sprinter.

His specialty is 100 meters, and he is the fastest British sprinter to win four gold medals in four events. Linford Christie weighs 185 pounds(84kg).

7. Leroy Burell

Leroy is a former American sprinter. Burell is one of the oldest sprinters and broke the 100-meter record twice.

Apart from the 100m, he also participated in the 60 and 200m. Leroy stands at 6ft, and he weighs 180 pounds(82kg).

8. Maurice Greene

Maurice is an American track and field sprinter and participated in the 100 and 200 meters.

Greene is a former 100m world record holder with a time of 9.7 seconds.

In addition, he won a four-time Olympic medal. Now retired, his weight as a sprinter was 176 pounds(80kg) and stood at 5ft 9 inches.

9. Yohan Blake

Yohan Blake is a Jamaican sprinter and specializes in the 100 and 200-meter races.

His fastest is 9.75 seconds in 100 and 19.44 seconds in 200. He stands tall at 6ft, and he weighs 176 pounds(80kg).

10. Michael Duane Johnson

Michael is a retired American sprinter. He was named the man with the golden shoes.

Michael specialized in the 200 and 400m and has won 4 gold medals in the Olympics.

He is the only sprinter who has been able to defend his 400m title. Johnson stands at 6ft and weighs 174.5 pounds(79kg).

11. Nesta Carter

Jamaicans are among the best sprinters in the world. Nesta is yet another Jamaican retired sprinter who specialized in 100m races.

In addition, he also participated in the 4 x 100 meters relay. Carter is 5ft 6in tall and weighs 171 pounds(78kg), adding another Jamaican into this list.            

12. Benjamin Sinclair Johnson

Benjamin is a former Canadian sprinter born in Jamaica. His specialty was in the 30,50, and 100 meters races.

Benjamins is 5ft 8in, and he weighed 165 pounds(75kg).

13. Shawn Crawford

Crawford is a retired American sprinter and specializes in the 100 and 200 meters.

He is a winner in the 2004 summer Olympics in the 200 meters sprint. In addition, Shawn is 5ft 9in and weighs 165 pounds(75kg).

14. Dennis Mitchell

Dennis is a retired American sprinter. In 1992 he was part of the 4 x 100 meters relay team that won the gold medal. Dennis stands at 5ft 7in tall and weighs 154 pounds(70kg).

Most of these players are some of the best there has been in history. However, they have also made it to the list of the heaviest sprinters. So now you are aware of how much these players weigh

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