Bryan Barnett

Bryan Barnett (born 10 February 1987) is a Canadian sprinter who specializes in the 200 metres. He took up bobsleigh in 2013 and represented Canada at the 2014 Sochi Olympics.[3]

Bryan Barnett
Personal information
Born (1987-02-10) 10 February 1987
Edmonton, Alberta
Height183 cm (6 ft 0 in)
Weight102 kg (225 lb)[1]
SportRunning and Bobsleigh
ClubCapital City Track Club[2]
Achievements and titles
Personal best(s)100m: 10.22s (Padova 2009)

200m: 20.31s (Osaka 2007)

400m: 46.17s (Edmonton 2006)



Barnett won the silver medal in the 200m event at the 2006 World Junior Championships, and also competed at the 2007, 2009, and 2011 World Championships in Athletics, as well as the 2008 Olympic Games without reaching the final.[4] For his silver medal performance at the 2006 World Junior Championships, he was named the 2006 Outstanding Junior Athlete of the Year by Athletics Canada.[2] At the 2007 Pan American Games he won a silver medal in the 4 x 100 metres relay, together with teammates Richard Adu-Bobie, Anson Henry and Jared Connaughton.

Bryan currently trains in Edmonton with the Q-School training group under coach Quin Sekulich, coach of a number of high performance athletes.


Barnett took up bobsled in 2013 after thinking that his sprinting abilities would make him a good fir for the sport.[3] He is one of the few athletes who have competed in both the Summer and Winter Olympic games, after competing at the 2014 Winter Olympics in the two-man and four-man bobsled events, finishing 6th in the two-man with teammate Justin Kripps, and 13th in the four-man with teammates Christopher Spring, James McNaughton, and Timothy Randall.[1]

Personal life

Barnett was born in Edmonton, Alberta to father Dassel Barnett, and mother Pamela Barnett.


Personal bests

Event Best Location Date
50 meters 5.83s Saskatoon, SK Canada 8 February 2008
55 meters 6.23s Flagstaff, AZ USA 19 February 2010
60 metres 6.66s Saskatoon, SK Canada 8 July 2009
100 metres 10.22s Padua, Italy 30 August 2009
200 metres 20.31s Osaka, Japan 28 August 2007
400 meters 46.17s Edmonton, AB Canada 8 July 2006


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