Allison J. Beckford (born 8 May 1979 in Westmoreland) is a Jamaican sprinter competing in the 400 metres. She attended the Manning's School in Savanna-la-Mar, Westmoreland, Jamaica, where she was one of the star athletes coached by Howard Daugharty. She was also academically astute passing several CXC (Caribbean Examination Council) exams and also A-levels exams after completing her upper six forms education. Her personal best of 50.83 was set in 2002. She has also competed in 400 m hurdles.
|CAC Junior Championships (U20)|
|1998 George Town||4x400 m relay|
|1998 George Town||400 m hurdles|
|CARIFTA Games |
|1998 Port of Spain||400m hurdles|
|1998 Port of Spain||400m|
Beckford was a part of the Jamaican team that won the bronze medal in the 4 x 400 metres relay at the 2003 World Championships in Athletics. She was not selected for the bronze-winning relay team at the 2004 Summer Olympics. She did compete in the 400 metre race, but suffered a severe hamstring injury.
|1998||World Junior Championships||Annecy, France||2nd||400m hurdles||57.19|
|1st||4 × 400 m relay||3:32.29|
|1999||Central American and Caribbean Championships||Bridgetown, Barbados||1st||4 × 400 m relay||3:30.00|
|Pan American Games||Winnipeg, Canada||4th||4 × 400 m relay||3:30.76|
|2002||NACAC U-25 Championships||San Antonio, Texas, United States||1st||400 m||51.21|
|1st||4 × 400 m relay||3:34.06|
|2003||Pan American Games||Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic||6th||400 m hurdles||55.50|
|2nd||4 × 400 m relay||3:27.34|
|World Championships||Paris, France||3rd||4 × 400 m relay||3:22.92|
|2004||Olympic Games||Athens, Greece||31st (h)||400 m||52.85|
- Allison Beckford at World Athletics
- Evans, Hilary; Gjerde, Arild; Heijmans, Jeroen; Mallon, Bill; et al. "Allison Beckford". Olympics at Sports-Reference.com. Sports Reference LLC. Archived from the original on 18 April 2020.