Kellie Wells
Personal information
Nationality United States
Born (1982-07-16) July 16, 1982 (age 41)
Richmond, Virginia
Height5 ft 4 in (1.63 m)
Weight126 lb (57 kg)
SpouseJasper Brinkley[1]
College teamHampton University
Coached byDennis Mitchell
Achievements and titles
Personal best100 m hurdles 12.48 (-0.2 m/s) (London 2012)
Medal record
Women's athletics
Representing the  United States
Olympic Games
Bronze medal – third place 2012 London 100 m hurdles

Kellie Wells-Brinkley (born July 16, 1982) is an American track and field athlete who specialises in the 100 metres hurdles. She won an Olympic bronze medal at the London 2012, setting a personal best in the process.[2]


As a high school sophomore at James River High School in Chesterfield, Virginia, Wells left home after her mother's fiancé raped her. Her mother and stepfather were killed in a car accident a month later.[3]

In December 2015, Wells and her husband, New York Giants linebacker Jasper Brinkley, had a son.[4]

She is the aunt of former child actor Brandon Ratcliff[5]

Wells and LaVonne Idlette appeared on The Amazing Race 32 and placed tenth.[6][7] Wells discussed having dyslexia on the show.[8]


Year Competition Venue Position Event Notes
Representing  United States
2011 World Championships Daegu, South Korea 100 meter hurdles DNF
2012 Olympic Games London, United Kingdom 3rd 100 meter hurdles 12.48

In the 2011 World Championship final, Wells fell after hitting the seventh hurdle and failed to finish.


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  2. ^ "Kellie Wells Athlete Profile". London 2012. Archived from the original on 27 August 2012. Retrieved 27 August 2012.
  3. ^ "No hurdle too high for hurdling champion Kellie Wells". 5 April 2012.
  4. ^ "Journeyman Jasper Brinkley's Resiliency Finding Him New NFL Life in New York". Bleacher Report.
  5. ^ "Brandon Ratcliff | Actor". IMDb. Retrieved 28 November 2023.
  6. ^ Bloom, Mike (22 September 2020). "The Amazing Race Season 32: Everything We Know So Far (Including the Full Cast of Racers)". Parade. Retrieved 22 September 2020.
  7. ^ Caruso, Nick (October 21, 2020). "The Amazing Race Recap: Slow and Steady Wins the Race". TVLine. Retrieved October 26, 2020.
  8. ^ Lylo, Madeline (October 22, 2020). "The Amazing Race: What to Know About Kellie Wells-Brinkley & LaVonne Idlette". Screen Rant. Retrieved October 26, 2020.