Oakville resident Donovan Bailey is one of the world’s all-time sprinting greats. Track and Field News named Bailey Sprinter of the Decade (90’s).
He is a two-time Olympic champion, three time world champion, and two time world record holder. In 1996, the legendary sprinter achieved the fastest top speed ever recorded in history at 27.07 mph, only surpassed by Usain Bolt. Bailey also broke the indoor 50 metre world record in a time of 5.56 seconds, a record that still stands today.
Since retirement in 2001, he has worked as a commentator for CBC, CTV and Eurosport. In addition to supporting Oakville Ballet’s Youth Company, he also serves as a board member and spokesperson of Big Brothers of Canada, and is involved with many charitable associations.