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Jason Dunkerley

Birthdate : 21 August 1977

Birthplace : Canada

Hometown : Ottawa

Language : English

Provincial affiliation : Athletics Ontario

Club : Ottawa Lions T.f.c.

Coach : Joshua Karanja

Event specialization : Middle Distance, X-Country, Road, 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.

CAREER HIGHLIGHTS

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.

PERSONAL

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

Event 
Season 
Mark 
Meet 
Location 
Date 
1500 MetreIndoor4:08.70uOttawa Winter National InvitationalOttawa2012-02-11
400 MetreOutdoor55.52Ottawa Summer Twilight #7Ottawa2014-07-30
800 MetreOutdoor2:00.60Ottawa Lions Twilight Series Meet #6Ottawa2010-08-11
1500 MetreOutdoor4:07.56Paralympic GamesLondon2012-09-03
3000 MetreOutdoor9:00.18Ottawa Summer Twilight #2Ottawa2015-06-17
5000 MetreOutdoor15:34.07Paralympic GamesLondon2012-09-07
10 kmRoad33:55.00Tamarack Ottawa Race WeekendOttawa2015-05-23
MarathonRoad2:42:11.00California International MarathonSacramento2017-12-03

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  • 🥇Golden Girl🥇 Christabel Nettey takes the Commonwealth Games long jump title with a jump of 6.84m.
  • Jumping feet first into that long jump final #GC2018
  • @DjangoLovett wins high jump bronze 🥉 at the @gc2018.
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  • Congratulations Tim on an outstanding clutch performance. Big last throw of 20.91m to move into the bronze medal position #GC2018
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