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Joel Fearon

Joel Fearon
By Eurosport

30/10/2017 at 12:57Updated 30/10/2017 at 13:57

The third fastest 100m sprinter in British history, Joel Fearon also represents his country in bobsleigh and almost claimed a medal in Sochi in 2014.

  • Name - Joel Fearon
  • Date of Birth - 11/10/1988
  • Place of Birth - Coventry
  • Sport/Discipline - Bobsleigh (4-man)
  • Honours - European Championship: Silver x1

Fearon's 4-man team missed out on a medal by only 0.11 seconds in Sochi, coming an agonising fifth in Russia. In the same year, he won a silver medal at the European Championships.

The 29-year-old took the next season off but returned alongside Bruce Tasker for a tilt at the 2-man World Championship in 2016, coming a British record fourth.

A crash prevented him from challenging in the 4-man competition at the same event, and again in 2017.

In between those two World Championships, Fearon returned to the athletics track and ran 9.96 in the 100m at the England Athletics Championships - making him the third fastest British man in history, behind Linford Christie and James Dasaolu.

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