Mark Lewis-Francis(1982-), Sprinter; Olympian
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Athlete. Lewis-Francis honed his sprinting skills as a teenager in Birmingham, winning world youth and junior gold medals and setting the current UK age records for the 100m in five successive years, for ages 14-18. Coming to international prominence in 2000 with a double victory at the World Junior Championships in Santiago de Chile (in 100m and 4x100), he was voted British Junior Male Athlete of the Year in both 2000 and 2001. His greatest sporting achievement came in 2004 at the Athens Olympic Games, where he won gold in the 4x100m relay with Jason Gardener, Darren Campbell and Marlon Devonish. He was awarded an MBE in 2005.
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