Birthdate : 21 August 1977
Birthplace : Canada
Hometown : Ottawa
Language : English
Provincial affiliation : Athletics Ontario
Club : Ottawa Lions T.f.c.
Coach : Ian Clark
Event specialization : Middle Distance, Distance
Veteran middle-distance runner Jason Dunkerley was born blind and began running in elementary school, but it wasn’t until he was in high school that he became serious about competing. After moving to Hamilton from Northern Ireland, Dunkerley attended the W. Ross Macdonald School for Students who are Visually Impaired, Blind and Deafblind in Brantford, Ont., where students are encouraged to get involved in sports.
Since then he’s been a medal machine for Canada at major Games.
Dunkerley has so far represented Canada at four Paralympic Games and has won five medals. With guide Greg Dailey, he raced to silver medals in 2000 and 2004 and bronze in 2008, all in the 1500m. At London 2012, paired with guide Joshua Karanja, Dunkerley won bronze in the 1500m as well as silver in the 5000m.
He has also reached the podium at in his four IPC World Championships appearances with four gold and a silver overall.
Dunkerley’s medal tally at three Parapan American Games is equally impressive with six podium appearances including gold in the 5000m and silver in the 1500m with guide Josh Karanja.
5-time Paralympic medallist (T1500m silver 2000, T11 1500m silver 2004, T11 1500m bronze 2008, T11 1500m bronze and T11 5000m silver, 2012)… 4-time IPC athletics world champion…Six-time Parapan Am Games medallist… Current Canadian record holder in T11 800, 1500 and 5000m.
Married for nine years... Donated a kidney to his wife Colleen in 2013…Works part-time in the disability and physical activity field…Enjoys playing guitar and drinking good coffee.
NOTABLE INTERNATIONAL RESULTS
2015 IPC World Championships 5000m 2nd
2015 Parapan American Games 5000m 1st
2015 Parapan American Games 1500m 2nd
2012 Paralympic Games, 5000m 2nd
2012 Paralympic Games 1500m 3rd
2011 IPC World Championships 800m 1st
2011 Parapan American Games 1500m 2nd
2011 Parapan American Games 5000m 3rd
2008 Paralympic Games 800m 3rd
2007 Parapan American Games1500m 1st
2007 Parapan American Games 800m 1st
2006 IPC World Championships 800m 1st
2006 IPC World Championships 1500m 1st
2004 Paralympic Games 1500m 3rd
2002 IPC World Championships 1500m 1st
2000 Paralympic Games 1500m 2nd
|1500 Metre||Indoor||4:08.70||uOttawa Winter National Invitational||Ottawa||2012-02-11|
|400 Metre||Outdoor||55.52||Ottawa Summer Twilight #7||Ottawa||2014-07-30|
|800 Metre||Outdoor||2:00.60||Ottawa Lions Twilight Series Meet #6||Ottawa||2010-08-11|
|1500 Metre||Outdoor||4:07.56||Paralympic Games||London||2012-09-03|
|3000 Metre||Outdoor||9:00.18||Ottawa Summer Twilight #2||Ottawa||2015-06-17|
|5000 Metre||Outdoor||15:34.07||Paralympic Games||London||2012-09-07|
|10 km||Road||33:55.00||Tamarack Ottawa Race Weekend||Ottawa||2015-05-23|