Mark Jelks

Mark Jelks

Mark Elliott Jelks, born on April 10, 1984 is an American track and field athlete who dedicates himself in 100 meter dash. He symbolized United States the 2007 World Championships in Athletics and achieved a personal best is of 9.99 seconds. He also participates in 60 meter dash and has accomplished the national title at 2009 USA Indoor Track and Field Championships, making a personal record of 6.51 seconds.
In 2005, Mark met all the requirements for six events at the high school state championships, and reached the sprint events, the relay events and as well as the long jump. Soon after clearing his school, he turned professional in 2005 instead of going to college.
But, the very talented athlete got doping suspension for two years in 2010 as he failed to notify the United States Anti-Doping Agency about his location on three events. And then, he changed his eligibility as an athlete United States to Nigeria and participated in International events as Nigerian. He broadcasted about allegiance to Nigeria in June 2014 by acquiring Nigerian national championships in the 100 meters and a month later ran his first international competition as Nigerian in 2014 Commonwealth Games.

Some of his records are:
• 6.63 seconds for a 60 meter dash
• 10.02 seconds for 100 meter dash
• 20.58 seconds for 200 meter dash
• Fourth place in 60 meter dash at USA Indoor Track and Field Championships
• Fifth place at USA Outdoor Track and Field Championships

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