Herb McKenley

1922 - 2007

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The Hon. Herbert Henry McKenley OM (10 July 1922 – 26 November 2007) was a Jamaican track and field sprinter. He competed at the 1948 and 1952 Olympics in six events in total, and won one gold and three silver medals.Born in Pleasant Valley, Clarendon, Jamaica, Herb McKenley enrolled at the University of Illinois and won the NCAA championships in 220 yd (200 m) and 440 yd (400 m) in 1946 and 1947. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Herb McKenley has received more than 101,831 page views. His biography is available in 19 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 18 in 2019). Herb McKenley is the 1,065th most popular athlete (down from 618th in 2019), the 60th most popular biography from Jamaica (down from 43rd in 2019) and the 12th most popular Jamaican Athlete.

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Among athletes, Herb McKenley ranks 1,065 out of 3,055Before him are Simon Fourcade, Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce, Gabriela Koukalová, Silvio Leonard, Catherine Ndereba, and Gerard Nijboer. After him are Darius Kasparaitis, Andrey Abduvaliyev, Paula Radcliffe, Ronnie Ray Smith, Arnie Robinson, and Sammy Lee.

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Among people born in 1922, Herb McKenley ranks 339Before him are Janis Paige, Leslie Marr, Edwin Thompson Jaynes, John B. Anderson, Ivor Broadis, and Joan Caulfield. After him are Audrey Meadows, Bert I. Gordon, Gil Merrick, Hrishikesh Mukherjee, Helen Gurley Brown, and Syd Owen. Among people deceased in 2007, Herb McKenley ranks 316Before him are Charles Lane, Janet Blair, Kitty Carlisle, Yelena Romanova, Kelly Johnson, and John Inman. After him are Natasja Saad, Thomas Eagleton, Dadullah, Richard Jeni, Willye White, and Sherri Martel.

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In Jamaica

Among people born in Jamaica, Herb McKenley ranks 60 out of 147Before him are Yohan Blake (1989), Dennis Brown (1957), John Holt (1947), P. J. Patterson (1935), Ini Kamoze (1957), and Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce (1986). After him are Bruce Golding (1947), Lennox Miller (1946), Roger Cross (1969), Diana King (1970), Andrew Holness (1972), and Luther Blissett (1958).

Among ATHLETES In Jamaica

Among athletes born in Jamaica, Herb McKenley ranks 12Before him are George Rhoden (1926), Arthur Wint (1920), Linford Christie (1960), Donovan Bailey (1967), Yohan Blake (1989), and Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce (1986). After him are Lennox Miller (1946), Nesta Carter (1985), Veronica Campbell-Brown (1982), Michael Frater (1982), Juliet Cuthbert (1964), and Deon Hemmings (1968).