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 170,524 page views. His biography is available in 37 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 35 in 2019). Ben Johnson is the 26th most popular athlete (up from 34th in 2019), the 8th most popular biography from Jamaica (up from 9th in 2019) and the 2nd most popular Jamaican Athlete.

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  • 170k

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  • 67.75

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  • 37

    Languages Editions (L)

  • 8.71

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  • 2.59

    Coefficient of Variation (CV)

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Among athletes, Ben Johnson ranks 26 out of 3,055Before him are Hannes Kolehmainen, Iolanda Balaș, Coroebus of Elis, Bobby Morrow, Wilma Rudolph, and Sohn Kee-chung. After him are Tamara Press, Dora Ratjen, Al Oerter, Mike Powell, Javier Sotomayor, and Éva Székely.

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Among people born in 1961, Ben Johnson ranks 38Before him are Henry Rollins, Enzo Francescoli, Karl von Habsburg, Samy Naceri, António Costa, and James Gandolfini. After him are Erwin Koeman, Daniele Massaro, Andy Lau, Billy Ray Cyrus, Boy George, and Armin Meiwes.

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In Jamaica

Among people born in Jamaica, Ben Johnson ranks 8 out of 147Before him are Stamford Raffles (1781), Grace Jones (1948), Usain Bolt (1986), Peter Tosh (1944), Marcus Garvey (1887), and Stuart Hall (1932). After him are Violet Brown (1900), Jimmy Cliff (1948), Patrick Ewing (1962), Lee "Scratch" Perry (1936), Trevor Berbick (1954), and Liz Mitchell (1952).

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), Don Quarrie (1951), George Rhoden (1926), Arthur Wint (1920), Linford Christie (1960), Donovan Bailey (1967), Yohan Blake (1989), Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce (1986), and Herb McKenley (1922).