Akeem Bloomfield (born 11 October 1997) is a Jamaican track and field athlete specializing in sprint events. Running for Auburn University, he finished second in the 400 meters at the 2018 NCAA Championships behind Michael Norman of USC. His time of 43.94 ranks #17 on the all-time list, one of only 18 human beings to run the distance under 44 seconds. 15 days later, he signed a professional contract with Puma. Less than a month later, Bloomfield ran a 200 metres in 19.81, at the London Anniversary Games. Video on YouTube. Bloomfield had never run under 20 seconds before, so his win was so unexpected, race announcers didn't even announce him as the winner until 20 seconds after the race when his name came up on the results display. That time also ranked him on the top 25 all-time list, joining Michael Johnson and Isaac Makwala as the only men to make both the current 200 and 400 lists.
Bloomfield at the 2018 NCAA Division I Indoor Championships
|Born||11 October 1997|
|Height||1.93 m (6 ft 4 in)|
|Sport||Track and field|
|College team||Auburn Tigers|
|Achievements and titles|
Earlier in the season, Bloomfield finished second to Norman at the 2018 NCAA Indoor Championships. Norman set the world record of 44.52 in that race, Bloomfield's 44.86 ranks him at No. 6 on the all-time list and is the Jamaican indoor record.
|200 m||19.81||Müller Anniversary Games||London, England||22 July 2018||+0.1 m/s wind|
|400 m||43.94||NCAA Division I Championships||Eugene, Oregon, U.S.||13 July 2018|
|400 m indoor||44.86||NCAA Division I Indoor Championships||College Station, Texas, U.S.||10 March 2018||Indoor NR|
|4×400 m relay||2:57.90||World Championships||Doha, Qatar||6 October 2019|
|4×400 m relay indoor||3:05.30||NCAA Division I Indoor Championships||College Station, Texas, U.S.||10 March 2018|
International championship resultsEdit
|2015||CARIFTA Games (U20)||Basseterre, Saint Kitts and Nevis||1st||400 m||45.85|
|2016||CARIFTA Games (U20)||St. George's, Grenada||1st||400 m||46.01|
|1st||4×400 m relay||3:10.55|
|2019||World Relays||Yokohama, Japan||2nd||4×400 m relay||3:01.57|
|World Championships||Doha, Qatar||8th||400 m||45.36|
|2nd||4×400 m relay||2:57.90|
- IAAF Diamond League
- London: 2018
- "AKEEM BLOOMFIELD ATHLETE PROFILE". iaaf.org. IAAF. Retrieved 7 October 2019.
- "AKEEM BLOOMFIELD AUBURN". tfrrs.org. Track & Field Results Reporting System. Retrieved 7 June 2019.