Bershawn Jackson
Bershawn Jackson Doha 2015.jpg
Bershawn Jackson in 2015
Personal information
Born (1983-05-08) May 8, 1983 (age 39)
Miami, Florida, United States
Height5 ft 8 in (1.73 m)
Weight158 lb (72 kg)
ClubNike, Beaverton
Achievements and titles
Personal best(s)400 m: 45.06
400 m hurdles: 47.30

Bershawn D. Jackson (born May 8, 1983)[1] is an American athlete, who mainly competes in the 400 m hurdles, but also is a 400 m runner.

At the 2008 Summer Olympics, Bershawn "Batman" Jackson won a bronze medal in the 400 m hurdles.[2] He also has three medals (two gold, one bronze) at the World Championships and one gold medal at the World Indoor Championships.


Jackson first came to prominence while running for Miami Central High School, where he set the still standing FHSAA (Florida High School) record in the 300 meter hurdles at 36.01 in 2002. He then continued to run at the college level at Saint Augustine's University and set a Division II National Championship Record of 48.50 in the 400 m hurdles in 2004.[3]

Personal bests

Event Time Venue Date
400 m 45.06 Indianapolis, Indiana June 22, 2007
400 m hurdles 47.30 Helsinki August 9, 2005


  1. ^ a b Bershawn Jackson Archived September 25, 2015, at the Wayback Machine.
  2. ^ "2008 Summer Olympics – 400 Metres Hurdles – Final". IAAF. Archived from the original on August 25, 2008. Retrieved July 9, 2010.
  3. ^ FHSAA Boys Track & Field Championships.