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. He won gold medals in the 100 metres at the 1987 World Championships and 1988 Summer Olympics, before he was disqualified for doping and stripped of his medals. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Ben Johnson has received more than 178,012 page views. His biography is available in 38 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 37 in 2019). Ben Johnson is the 33rd most popular athlete (down from 26th in 2019), the 10th most popular biography from Jamaica (down from 8th in 2019) and the 2nd most popular Athlete.

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  • 180k

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  • 57.51

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  • 38

    Languages Editions (L)

  • 8.30

    Effective Languages (L*)

  • 2.54

    Coefficient of Variation (CV)

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Among athletes, Ben Johnson ranks 33 out of 3,059Before him are Aladár Gerevich, Marita Koch, Larry Scott, Dorando Pietri, Al Oerter, and Frank Zane. After him are Sohn Kee-chung, Shizo Kanakuri, Vasily Alekseyev, Coroebus of Elis, Ivan Patzaichin, and Tommie Smith.

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Among people born in 1961, Ben Johnson ranks 51Before him are Ralph Macchio, Armin Meiwes, Andy Lau, Enzo Francescoli, Macky Sall, and Boy George. After him are Iain Glen, Kalpana Chawla, Arnaldur Indriðason, Ian Rush, Tite, and Martin Gore.

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In Jamaica

Among people born in Jamaica, Ben Johnson ranks 10 out of 168Before him are Usain Bolt (1986), Peter Tosh (1944), Stuart Hall (1932), Jimmy Cliff (1948), Marcus Garvey (1887), and Lee "Scratch" Perry (1936). After him are Liz Mitchell (1952), Trevor Berbick (1954), Violet Brown (1900), Patrick Ewing (1962), Madge Sinclair (1938), and Desmond Dekker (1941).

Among ATHLETES In Jamaica

Among athletes born in Jamaica, Ben Johnson ranks 2Before him are Usain Bolt (1986). After him are Merlene Ottey (1960), Linford Christie (1960), Asafa Powell (1982), Don Quarrie (1951), George Rhoden (1926), Donovan Bailey (1967), Yohan Blake (1989), Arthur Wint (1920), Nesta Carter (1985), and Lennox Miller (1946).