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Dwight Thomas started his track career as a sprinter and sprint hurdles specialist. Later he abandoned the hurdles in favor of the 100m and 200m races. A few years later, however, he returned to the hurdles, and has gained a measure of international success. At one point, he was the Jamaican record holder at 13.16 secs.
Track and field writers opine that Thomas has the ability, even in his 30’s, to run the event in under 13.00 seconds. In 2008 he received Jamaica’s fifth highest honor, the Order of Distinction, for his performance at the Olympic Games, where he helped Jamaica to qualify for the sprint relay final, which was won, without him, in a world record time of 37.10 secs.
During his junior years, Thomas won the prestigious sprint double at Boys Championships, after copping the 100m and 100m hurdles a year earlier. He has best times of 10.00 secs and 20.25 secs in the 100m and 200m. He resides in Florida and is coached by mentor and coach, Mick Holloway.