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Brendon Rodney
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Rodney at the 2016 Olympics
Personal information
Nationality Canadian
Born 9 April 1992 (1992-04-09) (age 29)
Etobicoke, Ontario, Canada
Education Long Island University
Height 195 cm
Weight 80 kg
Sport
Country Canada
Sport Track and field
Event(s) sprints, 200 metres, 100 metres
College team LIU Brooklyn Blackbirds
Club Kingston, Jamaica
Turned pro 2016
Coached by Simon Hodnett (club)
Glenroy Gilbert (national)
Achievements and titles
Personal best(s) 100 m: 10.28 (2015)
200 m: 19.96 (2016)

Brendon Rodney (born 9 April 1992) is a Canadian sprinter. As a member of the Canadian men's relay team, he won bronze medals in the 4 × 100 metres relay at the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro and also at the 2020 Summer Olympics in Tokyo and in the same event at the 2015 World Championships in Athletics in Beijing, China. He also competed as an individual runner at both events.

Career

Rodney attended St. Augustine Secondary School in Brampton. Rodney competed for Canada at the 2013 Summer Universiade. The following year he competed for Canada at the 2014 Commonwealth Games. He then competed for Canada at the 2015 Pan American Games. On his way to competing for Canada at the 2016 Summer Olympics, Rodney became just the second Canadian man to run the 200 m in under 20 seconds when he ran a 19.96 at the national trials in Edmonton, beating favourite Andre De Grasse. The win came just weeks after his mother almost died of a brain aneurysm.

In July 2016, he was named to Canada's Olympic team. In addition to winning a bronze medal with the Canadian relay team, he competed in the men's 200 metres event, placing third in the seventh of the preliminary heats.

In August 2017, Rodney competed in the 2017 World Championships in Athletics representing Canada in the 4 x 100 metres relay. The Canadian relay team ultimately placed sixth place in the finals.

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