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Mark David Hylton (born 24 September 1976 in Slough, England) is a former British 400 metres sprinter. Hylton won a silver medal in the relay at the 1996 Summer Olympics in Atlanta.

Mark Hylton
Medal record
Men's athletics
Representing  Great Britain
Olympic Games
Silver medal – second place 1996 Atlanta 4×400 m relay
World Indoor Championships
Silver medal – second place 2003 Birmingham 4x400 m relay

He tested positive for nandrolone in 1999, but a two-year ban was overturned following an appeal which revealed errors in the testing of his sample. One aspect of the test showed a level of nandrolone at three nanograms per millilitre (one nanogram above the maximum limit), but flaws in other aspects saw the ban dismissed due to reasonable doubt.[1]

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Athletics careerEdit

Throughout his career, Hylton represented Windsor, Slough, Eton and Hounslow Athletic Club.

In 1991, he won the English Schools' Junior 200 metres title by 1/100 of a second from Jamie Sykes of South Yorkshire.[2] He also competed in and won the Schools International Athletic Board (SIAB) indoor 200 metres, for England.[3]

In 1993, he won the English Schools' Intermediate 400 metres title.[2] He also went on to win the SIAB 400 metres title.[4] Also this year he won the AAA U17 400 metres title, both indoors and outdoors.[5][6]

In 1994, he won the English Schools' Senior 400 metres title.[2] He also won a bronze medal as part of a British 4 x 400 metres relay team at the World Junior Championships.[7] Also this year he won the AAA U20 400 metres title.[6]

In 1995, he won the AAA U20 Indoor Championships 200 metres and AAA Indoor Championships 400 metres, breaking the British indoor record in the latter with a time of 46.56 seconds.[5][8][9] Outdoors, he won the AAA U20 Championships 200 metres and he came second at the AAA Championships over 400 metres.[6][10] He then went on to win the European Junior Championships over the same distance.[11][12][13] At the same European Championships he also won the 4 x 400 metres relay title.[14][15][16] Later in the season he raced as part of the British team that finished fourth in the 4 x 400 metres relay at the World Championships.[17][18] Also this year he retained his English Schools' Senior 400 metres title.[2]

In 1996, he raced as part of the British team that won a silver medal in the 4 x 400 metres relay at the Olympic Games.[19] He only raced in the heats, but still received a medal. He also won the Scottish Championships 400 metres that year, as an international competitor.[20] This year he also retained his AAA indoor 400 metres title.[9]

In 1997, he competed at the World Championships in the 4 x 400 metres relay as part of the British team that originally finished second but were upgraded to gold as a result of the disqualification of the US team. He only raced in the heats, but still received a medal.[21][22] He also won the inaugural European U23 Championships 400 metres title.[23][24][25][26][27] This year he won his third and final AAA indoor 400 metres title.[9]

In 1998, he competed at the European Championships as part of the British team in the 4 x 400 metres relay, winning a gold medal.[28][29][30] Later in the year he represented England in the Commonwealth Games in the 4 x 400 metres relay, winning silver.[31] He won a silver medal over 400 metres at the AAA Indoor Championships.[9]

In 1999, he raced as part of the British team in the 4 x 400 metres relay at the World Championships, failing to qualify for the final.[32] He came third outdoors over 400m at the AAA Championships.[10] He won a bronze medal over 400 metres at the AAA Indoor Championships.[9]

In 2001, he competed in the 4 x 400 metres relay at the World Indoor Championships for Great Britain, finishing fourth in the final.[33] That year he also competed in the 4 x 400 metres relay at the World Championships, racing only in the heats.[34] He also won the Scottish Championships 200 metres that year, as an international competitor.[20][35] He came third outdoors over 400 metres at the AAA Championships.[10] He won the South of England 400 metres title.[36]

In 2002, he raced for England in the heats of the 4 x 400 metres relay as part of the team that won gold at the Commonwealth Games.[31]

In 2003, he competed in the 4 x 400 metres relay as part of the British team that won silver at the World Indoor Championships for Great Britain. He only raced in the heats, but still received a medal.[37][38]

AchievementsEdit

Year Competition Venue Position Event Notes
Representing the   United Kingdom
1994 World Junior Championships Lisbon, Portugal 4th 400m 46.37
3rd 4 × 400 m relay 3:06.59
1996 Olympic Games Atlanta, United States 2nd 4 × 400 m relay 3:01.79
1997 European U23 Championships Turku, Finland 1st 400m 45.71
5th 4 × 400 m relay 3:05.77

ReferencesEdit

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  29. ^ "Competitions - European Athletics Championships - History - European Athletics". european-athletics. Retrieved 2017-01-21.
  30. ^ "British Medallists in European Championships". www.gbrathletics.com. Retrieved 2017-01-21.
  31. ^ a b "British Medallists in Commonwealth Games". www.gbrathletics.com. Retrieved 2017-01-21.
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  35. ^ "BBC SPORT | ATHLETICS | Walker suffers stage fright and defeat". news.bbc.co.uk. Retrieved 2017-01-21.
  36. ^ "South of England Championships". www.gbrathletics.com. Retrieved 2017-01-21.
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  38. ^ "British Medallists in IAAF World Indoor Championships". www.gbrathletics.com. Retrieved 2017-01-21.

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