Mark
Lewis-Francis

Place of birthDarlaston

Age36

Mark became part of the GB Bobsleigh programme in the autumn of 2015 on the back of an outstanding career in athletics.

He is already an Olympic Gold medalist having won the ultimate prize alongside Marlon Devonish, Jason Gardner and Darren Campbell in the GB 4x100m relay team in Athens in 2004. Mark anchored the country to that famous success in Greece, holding off the challenge of America’s former Olympic Champion, Maurice Greene, in the final leg of a pulsating race.

Further relay golds followed in the European Championships in Gothenburg in 2006 and the Commonwealth Games in Dehli in 2010 and he twice won World Championship bronze in the same event.

Having won World Junior Championship gold over 100m in 2000, Mark was twice a senior individual silver medalist in 2010 as he finished second in both the European Championships and the Commonwealth Games in Barcelona and Delhi respectively. He also won a brace of senior bronze medals in the 60m at the World Indoor Championships in Lisbon in 2001 and in the 100m at Continental Cup in Split nine years later.

His first appearance for GB Bobsleigh saw him finish eighth in the Europa Cup alongside Bruce Tasker in Winterberg in November 2015.

Mark’s World Cup debut followed in December 2016 when he and Andrew Matthews and Tremayne Gilling pushed Lamin Deen to ninth position in Whistler and his first podium place came less than a fortnight later when he helped the same crew come sixth in Lake Placid. He competed in all bar one of the eight World Cup races in the 2016/17 season and was a travelling reserve for the World Championships in Konigssee.