Emmanuel McDonald Bailey

Emmanuel McDonald Bailey


  • Date of Birth 08/12/1920
  • Born Williamsville, Trinidad


Born in Trinidad, Emmanuel McDonald Bailey competed for Great Britain at the London 1948 Olympics, finishing sixth in the 100m before claiming bronze four years later in Helsinki.

Having held 16 British sprint titles between 1946 and 1953, he equalled American Jesse Owens’ 100m world record in 1951 with a time of 10.2 seconds, a mark he would jointly hold for the next five years.

The sprinter, also a member of Britain’s Royal Air Force before returning to Trinidad in 1963, passed away on December 4 2013 surrounded by family and friends.

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