Andrew Steele (born 19 September 1984 in Didsbury, Manchester) is a British 400 metres and 4x400 m relay runner.

Andrew Steele
Medal record
Representing  Great Britain
Men's athletics
Olympic Games
Bronze medal – third place 2008 Beijing 4x400m relay
European U23 Championships
Silver medal – second place 2005 Erfurt 4x400m relay

He was educated at St. Bede's College, Manchester. He is the son of Dr. Chris Steele, the resident health expert on ITV's This Morning.[1]

In 2008, Steele competed in his first Olympic GamesBeijing 2008. He ran a personal best time of 44.94 seconds in reaching the semi-final in the individual 400 m event. As part of the Great Britain team he finished fourth in the final of the 4x400m relay - 0.6 seconds away from a medal. However, in September 2016 it was confirmed that the Russian team, who had beaten Great Britain to bronze in this race, had been disqualified due to the retesting of Denis Alexeev's urine sample, which tested positive. Consequently, the British team were promoted to the bronze medal position.[2]

Steele spends a few months each spring training at the Australian Institute of Sport, in Canberra.

He is head of product for DNAFit, a DNA testing startup.[3]

Personal bestsEdit

Event Time (sec) Venue Date
200 metres 21.11 Birmingham, England 7 July 2007
400 metres 44.94 Beijing, China 18 August 2008
400 metres (indoor) 47.61 Budapest, Hungary 27 January 2006
  • All information taken from IAAF profile.

Competition recordEdit

Year Competition Venue Position Event Notes
2005 European U23 Championships Erfurt, Germany 2nd 4 x 400 m relay 3:04.83
2006 Commonwealth Games Melbourne, Australia 4th 4 x 400 m relay 3:02.01
2007 World Championships Osaka, Japan 30th (heats) 400 m 45.54
6th 4 x 400 m relay 3:02.94
2008 Olympic Games Beijing, China 22nd (semis) 400 m 45.59
3rd 4 x 400 m relay 2:58.81


  1. ^ This Morning - Andrew Steele. ITV. Retrieved on 2010-06-08. Archived 2010-06-10 at the Wayback Machine
  2. ^ "IOC sanctions four athletes for failing anti-doping tests at Beijing 2008 and London 2012". 25 January 2017.
  3. ^ Millington, Alison (19 June 2017). "A company used a sample of my DNA to tell me how I should eat and work out — here's the verdict". Business Insider. Archived from the original on 19 June 2017. Retrieved 19 June 2017.