Kurt Felix (athlete)

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Kurt Felix
Kurt Felix 2017.jpg
Kurt Felix in 2017
Personal information
Born (1988-07-04) 4 July 1988 (age 32)
St. George's, Grenada
Height1.84 m (6 ft 0 in)
Weight62 kg (137 lb)
Sport
Country Grenada
SportAthletics
Event(s)Combined events
College teamBoise State Broncos
Achievements and titles
Personal best(s)Decathlon: 8509, Ratingen, Germany
Updated on 29 August 2016.

Kurt Felix (born 4 July 1988) is a Grenadian athlete who competes in the decathlon.[1][2][3] He was the NCAA 2012 Division I Decathlon Champion[4] and was named the Mountain West Men's Outdoor Track and Field Student-Athlete of the Year.[5] He competed at the 2012 Summer Olympics and the 2016 Summer Olympics and won the Bronze Medal at the 2014 Commonwealth Games.[6] On 24–25 July 2017, Kurt participated in the 21st Stadtwerke Ratingen Mehrkampf-meeting which was part of the IAAF Combined Events Challenge.[7] He placed second at the meet with a score of 8509 points[8] and was able to set a meeting record in the Javelin Throw with a distance of 72.80m.[9][10]

On 5 January 2018 at the National Sports Awards, Kurt received the Presidential Award of Merrit for 2017 from the Grenada Olympic Committee. He opened his 2018 Season by taking part in the Hepathlon competition at the World Indoor Championships but did not finish his even. He then competed in the Commonwealth games where he finished forth in the decathlon with 7756 points.

His younger brother Lindon Victor is also a decathlete.

Personal bests[edit]

Event Result Venue Date
Outdoor
100 m 10.91 s (wind: +1.4 m/s) Canada Toronto 22 Jul 2015
Long jump 7.74 m (wind: +1.9 m/s) United States Austin, Texas 28 Mar 2012
Shot put 15.31 m Germany Ratingen 24 June 2017
High jump 2.15 m United States Mesa, Arizona 10 Apr 2009
400 m 48.63 s A United States Air Force Academy, Colorado 9 May 2012
400 m 48.63 s United States Tucson, Arizona 9 Apr 2015
110 m hurdles 14.58 s (wind: -0.2 m/s) China Beijing, China 29 August 2015
Discus throw 50.82 m United States Lafayette, Indiana 22 April 2017
Pole vault 4.60 m Canada Toronto 22 Jul 2015
Pole vault 4.60 m United States Des Moines, Iowa 7 Jun 2012
Javelin throw 72.80 m Germany Ratingen 25 June 2017
1500 m 4:30.53 min Brazil Rio De Janeiro, Brazil 18 Aug 2016
Decathlon 8509 pts Germany Ratingen 25 June 2017
Indoor
60 m 7.00 s United States Portland, Oregon 18 March 2016
Long jump 7.66 m United States Nampa, Idaho 10 Feb 2012
Shot put 15.02 m United States Portland, Oregon 18 March 2016
High jump 2.17 m United States Nampa, Idaho 24 Feb 2011
60 m hurdles 8.31 s United States South Bend 20 February 2016
Pole vault 4.61 m United States West Lafayette 13 Feb 2016
1000 m 2:42.91 min United States College Station, Texas 12 Mar 2011
Heptathlon 5986 pts United States Portland 19 March 2016

Competition record[edit]

Year Competition Venue Position Event Notes
Representing  Grenada
2004 CARIFTA Games (U17) Hamilton, Bermuda 3rd High jump 1.80 m
1st Javelin 50.29 m
2006 CARIFTA Games (U20) Les Abymes, Guadeloupe 3rd Heptathlon 4311 pts
Central American and Caribbean Junior Championships (U20) Port of Spain, Trinidad and Tobago 9th High jump 1.90 m
5th Javelin 54.49
2007 CARIFTA Games (U20) Providenciales, Turks and Caicos Islands 4th Javelin 56.65 m
1st Heptathlon 4675 pts
2008 Pan American Combined Events Championships Santo Domingo, Dom. Rep. 13th Decathlon 6946 pts
2010 Central American and Caribbean Games Mayagüez, Puerto Rico 7th Javelin 64.54 m
5th Decathlon 7144 pts
Commonwealth Games Delhi, India 11th Decathlon 7121 pts
2012 Olympic Games London, United Kingdom Decathlon DNF
2013 World Championships Moscow, Russia Decathlon DNF
2014 Commonwealth Games Glasgow, United Kingdom 3rd Decathlon 8070 pts
Central American and Caribbean Games Xalapa, México 9th Javelin 58.55 m A
2015 Pan American Combined Events Cup Ottawa, Canada Decathlon DNF
Pan American Games Toronto, Canada 2nd Decathlon 8269 pts
World Championships Beijing, China 8th Decathlon 8302 pts
2016 World Indoor Championships Portland, United States 6th Heptathlon 5986 pts
Olympic Games Rio de Janeiro, Brazil 9th Decathlon 8323 pts
2017
21st Stadtwerke Ratingen Mehrkampf-Meeting Ratingen (Stadionring), Germany 2nd Decathlon 8509 PR[11]
OECS Track And Field Championships Kirani James Athletic Stadium, Grenada 4th Discus 46.25m
1st Long Jump 7.47m
3rd High Jump 2.03m
World Championships London, United Kingdom 7th Decathlon 8227 pts[12]
Decastar Talence (Stade De Thouars), France Decathlon DNF[13]
2018 World Indoor Championships Birmingham, United Kingdom Heptathlon DNF
Commonwealth Games Gold Coast, Australia 4th Decathlon 7756[14]
2019 Pan American Games Lima, Peru Decathlon DNF

References[edit]

  1. ^ Kurt Felix at World Athletics
  2. ^ Felix Named MW Outdoor Track & Field Athlete of the Year, Boise State Broncos, p. po, retrieved 23 July 2015
  3. ^ Kurt Felix - Biography, Commonwealth Games Federation, retrieved 28 December 2014
  4. ^ https://www.flotrack.org/results/5995882-2012-ncaa-division-i-outdoor-championships/2185
  5. ^ http://broncosports.cstv.com/sports/c-track/spec-rel/061412aaa.html
  6. ^ "Glasgow 2014 - Kurt Felix Profile". g2014results.thecgf.com. Retrieved 18 August 2017.
  7. ^ http://www.alamy.com/stock-photo-ratingen-germany-25th-june-2017-kurt-felix-from-grenada-during-the-146696402.html
  8. ^ "Decathlon Men 21st Stadtwerke Ratingen Mehrkampf-Meeting". IAAF. Retrieved 13 December 2018.
  9. ^ https://www.leichtathletik.de/tv/video-detail/video-detail/detail/16724-kurt-felix-schnappt-abele-den-meeting-rekord-weg/
  10. ^ http://www.sueddeutsche.de/news/sport/leichtathletik---ratingen-zehnkaempfer-freimuth-siegt-in-ratingen-dpa.urn-newsml-dpa-com-20090101-170625-99-990057
  11. ^ https://www.iaaf.org/competitions/iaaf-combined-events-challenge/21st-stadtwerke-ratingen-mehrkampf-meeting-6078/results/men/decathlon/1500-metres/points#resultheader
  12. ^ https://www.iaaf.org/competitions/iaaf-world-championships/iaaf-world-championships-london-2017-5151/results/men/decathlon/1500-metres/points#resultheader
  13. ^ https://www.iaaf.org/competitions/iaaf-combined-events-challenge/decastar-6076/results/men/decathlon/1500-metres/points#resultheader
  14. ^ GRENADA’S LINDON VICTOR WINS DECATHLON GOLD AT COMMONWEALTH GAMES Grenada broadcast. 10 April 2018

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