Mark Crear
Personal information
Full nameMark James Crear
BornOctober 2, 1968 (1968-10-02) (age 55)
San Francisco, California, U.S.
Medal record
Men's athletics
Representing  United States
Olympic Games
Silver medal – second place 1996 Atlanta 110 m hurdles
Bronze medal – third place 2000 Sydney 110 m hurdles

Mark James Crear (born October 2, 1968)[1][2][3] is a double Olympic medalist in the 110 m hurdles from the United States. In 1996 he was second behind Allen Johnson. Four years later he came in third behind Anier García and silver medalist Terrence Trammell. Mark's personal best was 12.98 seconds.

Crear went to Rowland High School, in the Rowland Heights area of southern California, where he finished second in the 300 meters hurdles and fourth in the 110 meters hurdles at the 1987 CIF California State Meet.[4] He then went to the University of Southern California, where he won the 1992 National Championship in the 110 meters hurdles. He still holds the USC school record in the hurdles.[5]

Mark Crear has been around the world presenting motivational keynotes and peak performance workshops to various corporations and organizations at all levels across a variety of industries. This USC alumnus has over 15 years of Olympic level peak performance success, who first captured attention by winning the 1996 Olympic silver medal with a broken arm and the 2000 Olympic bronze medal with a double hernia (110M High Hurdles Track & Field).

After winning the silver medal in 1996, Crear carried his infant daughter Ebony in his victory lap around the Olympic Stadium.[6] Ebony ran for Maranatha High School and later Long Beach Poly, making the finals of the CIF California State Meet in the 100 meters hurdles once for each school[7][8] and anchoring Poly to the 2014 state championship in the 4 × 400 meters relay[9] before moving on to Texas A&M University.[10][11]

Personal bests

Event Time (sec) Date Venue
40-yard dash 4.26 April 3, 1997 Los Angeles, United States
100 meters 10.19 May 14, 1999 Berlin, Germany
200 meters 20.20 May 22, 2000 Mexico City, Mexico
400 meter hurdles 50.20 June 5, 1989 Walnut, United States
110 meter hurdles 12.98 July 5, 1999 Zagreb, Croatia


Year Competition Venue Position Event Notes
Representing the  United States
1994 Goodwill Games Saint Petersburg, Russia 1st 110 m hurdles
1996 Summer Olympics Atlanta, United States 2nd 110 m hurdles
1997 World Championships Athens, Greece 7th 110 m hurdles
1998 Goodwill Games Uniondale, New York 1st 110 m hurdles
2000 Summer Olympics Sydney, Australia 3rd 110 m hurdles
2001 Goodwill Games Brisbane, Australia 6th 110 m hurdles


  1. ^ Mark Crear at Tilastopaja (registration required)
  2. ^ Mark Crear at World Athletics Edit this at Wikidata
  3. ^ Evans, Hilary; Gjerde, Arild; Heijmans, Jeroen; Mallon, Bill; et al. "Mark Crear". Olympics at Sports Reference LLC. Archived from the original on April 17, 2020. Retrieved May 21, 2013.
  4. ^ "California State Meet Results - 1915 to present". Archived from the original on 2014-10-06. Retrieved 2013-04-07.
  5. ^ "USC Athletics – Story Archives".
  6. ^ "Mark Crear".
  7. ^ "State Finals - 2012".
  8. ^ "State Finals - 2013".
  9. ^ "State Finals - 2014".
  10. ^ "Ebony Crear – Track and Field".
  11. ^ Ebony Crear profile at TFRRS
Sporting positions Preceded by Allen Johnson Men's 110 m Hurdles Best Year Performance 1999 Succeeded by Allen Johnson