Ben Johnson

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Benjamin Sinclair Johnson, (born December 30, 1961) is a Canadian former sprinter. During the 1987–88 season he held the title of the world's fastest man, breaking both the 100m and the 60m indoor World Records. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Ben Johnson has received more than 197,135 page views. His biography is available in 38 different languages on Wikipedia. Ben Johnson is the 28th most popular athlete (up from 35th in 2019), the 7th most popular biography from Jamaica (up from 10th in 2019) and the 2nd most popular Jamaican Athlete.

Memorability Metrics

  • 200k

    Page Views (PV)

  • 59.17

    Historical Popularity Index (HPI)

  • 38

    Languages Editions (L)

  • 7.76

    Effective Languages (L*)

  • 2.75

    Coefficient of Variation (CV)


Among athletes, Ben Johnson ranks 28 out of 6,025Before him are Tamara Press, Marita Koch, Luz Long, Stanisława Walasiewicz, Frank Zane, and Sigfrid Edström. After him are Marina Doria, Jānis Lūsis, Ville Ritola, Mark Phillips, Lasse Virén, and Larry Scott.

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Among people born in 1961, Ben Johnson ranks 46Before him are Tom Ford, Dmitry Muratov, Karl von Habsburg, Andy Lau, Macky Sall, and Ricky Gervais. After him are Lisa Gerrard, Armin Meiwes, Ian Rush, Aziz Akhannouch, Daniele Massaro, and Wayne Gretzky.

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In Jamaica

Among people born in Jamaica, Ben Johnson ranks 7 out of 189Before him are Bob Marley (1945), Stamford Raffles (1781), Grace Jones (1948), Usain Bolt (1986), Peter Tosh (1944), and Marcus Garvey (1887). After him are Jimmy Cliff (1948), Stuart Hall (1932), Liz Mitchell (1952), Violet Brown (1900), Merlene Ottey (1960), and Trevor Berbick (1954).

Among ATHLETES In Jamaica

Among athletes born in Jamaica, Ben Johnson ranks 2Before him are Usain Bolt (1986). After him are Merlene Ottey (1960), Asafa Powell (1982), Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce (1986), George Rhoden (1926), Don Quarrie (1951), George Kerr (1937), Lennox Miller (1946), Yohan Blake (1989), Arthur Wint (1920), and Shawn Rhoden (1975).