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Erison Hurtault (born December 29, 1984) is an American sprinter who has represented Dominica in international events. He specializes in the 400 metres.

Erison Hurtault
Personal information
Full name Erison George Hurtault
Born (1984-12-29) December 29, 1984 (age 33)
Edison, New Jersey, United States
Height 1.78 m (5 ft 10 in)
Weight 73 kg (161 lb)
Country  Dominica
Sport Athletics
Event(s) 400 metres
Achievements and titles
Personal best(s) 45.40 (2007)
Updated on 15 December 2014.

He grew up in Aberdeen Township, New Jersey, where he attended Matawan Regional High School.[1] He graduated from Columbia University.[2] One of the most decorated athletes in recent Columbia University history, Hurtault was inducted into the Athletics Hall of Fame in 2012. He competed in the Olympic 400 metres event.[3]

Hurtault served as the flag bearer for Dominica, the home nation of his parents, in the Parade of Nations during the Opening Ceremonies of the 2012 Summer Olympic Games in London. In the Men's 400m event, he finished with a seasonal best time 46.05 even though he was eliminated in the first round.


Personal bestsEdit

His personal best time is 45.40 seconds, achieved in June 2007 in Sacramento[3]





  1. ^ Staff. "Matawan grad Hurtault serves as Dominica’s Olympic flag bearer" Archived 2013-01-24 at, Matawan Independent, July 31, 2012. accessed August 16, 2012. "It’s the thrill of a lifetime to compete in the Olympics. Matawan Regional High School graduate Erison Hurtault was already a veteran Olympian prior to the London Games."
  2. ^ Zinser, Lynn (July 1, 2008). "One Runner With Two Olympic Chances in 400". The New York Times. Retrieved April 12, 2009. 
  3. ^ a b Erison Hurtault profile at IAAF

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