Marlon Devonish

100m: 10.06 s (Lausanne 2007)
150m: 14.87 s (Manchester 2011) NR

200m: 20.19 s (Manchester 2002) Medal record
Men’s Athletics
Competitor for Great Britain
Olympic Games
gold">Gold 2004 Athens 4x100 m relay
World Championships
Silver 1999 Sevilla 4x100 m relay
Bronze 2005 Helsinki 4x100 m relay
Bronze 2007 Osaka 4x100 m relay
Bronze 2009 Berlin 4x100 m relay
European Championships
Gold 2006 Gothenburg 4 x 100 m
Bronze 2002 Munich 200 m
Bronze 2006 Gothenburg 200 m
World Indoor Championships
Gold 2003 Birmingham 200 m
Competitor for England
Commonwealth Games
Gold 1998 Kuala Lumpur 4 x 100 m
Gold 2002 Manchester 4 x 100 m
Silver 2002 Manchester 200 m
Gold 2010 Delhi 4 x 100 m

Marlon Ronald Devonish, MBE (born 1 June 1976) is an English sprint athlete.

He is a member of the Coventry Godiva Harriers athletics club and is coached by Tony Lester. Early in his career he was successful at both 100 and 200 metre distances, winning English Schools and European Junior titles at both, but in recent years he has concentrated mostly on the longer distance. He has also been a regular member of both the British and, at the Commonwealth Games, English 4 x 100 metre sprint relay teams, to some considerable success. He is a current Commonwealth Games record holder in the relay event.

The most notable achievement of his career to date came at the 2004 Summer Olympics in Athens. There Devonish, along with Jason Gardener, Darren Campbell and Mark Lewis-Francis, won a gold medal in the 4 x 100 m. relay, where the quartet defeated the pre-race favourites, United States team, by just 0.01 seconds, in a season's best of 38.07.

At the British Championships (and team trials for the 2006 European Championships) in July 2006, Devonish became the first man since Linford Christie in 1988 to win both the 100 m and 200 m races at the event. At the championship finals, he took the bronze medal in the 200 m.

Devonish retained his 100 m title at the British Championships the following year. For the 2007 season Devonish improved his performance in the 100 m with a new personal best and competed in this event at the 2007 World Championships in Osaka rather than the 200 m which he had previously specialised in. Devonish finished 6th in the 100 m final.

Devonish represented Great Britain at the 2008 Summer Olympics in Beijing. He competed at the 4x100 metres relay together with Simeon Williamson, Tyrone Edgar and Craig Pickering. In their qualification heat they were disqualified and eliminated. He also took part in the 200 metres individual, finishing first with a time of 20.49 seconds in his first round heat. With 20.43 seconds in his second round he only placed fourth in his heat, but his time was among the four best losing times and enough to qualify for the semi finals. There he came to 20.57 seconds and the seventh time in his race, which was not enough for the final.

He competed at the 2009 Manchester City Games, finishing second in the 150 metres final in 15.07 seconds. He was beaten by Usain Bolt who ran a world best-beating time.

On 22 August 2009, Devonish was a member of the Great Britain and Northern Ireland men’s 4x100m relay team team that took bronze at the IAAF World Championships in Berlin with a season’s best of 38.02. Harry Aikines-Aryeetey, Simeon Williamson and Tyrone Edgar ran the other legs.

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