Brendon Rodney running to Aaron Brown

Brendon Rodney

Canadian Olympic Medal Count

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Biography

Brendon Rodney is a two-time Olympic bronze medallist in the 4x100m relay. In his Olympic debut at Rio 2016, he ran the third leg of the 4x100m relay that broke a 20-year-old national record to win bronze. He also competed in the 200m after winning the event at the 2016 Canadian Championships where he set a personal best time of 19.96 seconds, becoming just the second Canadian to run sub-20 seconds.

At Tokyo 2020, he again ran the third leg of the 4x100m relay in both the first round and final to earn a second straight Olympic medal in the event. He also raced individually in the 200m.

Rodney had previously won the national 200m title in 2014, when he also made his senior international debut with Canada at the Commonwealth Games in Glasgow.

In 2015, Rodney won silver in the 200m at the Canadian Championships before going on to compete at the Pan Am Games in Toronto where he missed advancing to the 200m final by one spot. He was also a member of the 4x100m relay team that appeared to have won Pan Am gold, only to be disqualified for a lane violation. Rodney  made his World Athletics Championships debut in 2015, running the third leg as Canada won bronze in the 4x100m relay. He also ran a then-personal best 20.18 seconds while advancing to the semifinals in the 200m.

In 2017, Rodney was the national silver medallist in both the 100m and 200m and returned to the World Athletics Championships. He ran in both the 100m and 4x100m relay, finishing sixth in the latter. Earlier in the season he won gold with the 4x200m relay team at the World Relays in Nassau.

In 2019, Rodney finished second in the 200m at the Canadian Championships and was named to the team for the Pan American Games and the World Athletics Championships, reaching the 200m semifinals at the latter.

In 2014, Rodney set a school record at LIU in both the indoor and outdoor 200m and won the NEC titles for the second year in a row while also taking the conference titles in the 60m indoor, 100m, and 4x100m relay. As a junior in 2015, he reached the NCAA semifinals in the 200m, 4x100m relay and 4x400m relay. As a senior, he finished third in the 200m in at the indoor NCAA Championships. He would also earn his first outdoor NCAA podium, taking bronze in the 200m.

A Little More About Brendon

Getting into the Sport: Always wanted to be a professional athlete… Started running track at age 17 because he was fast… Outside Interests: Enjoys playing Xbox and board games with teammates… Earned a Masters of Science in Exercise Science at Long Island University-Brooklyn in 2016… Works as a physiotherapist…Odds and Ends: Nickname: Buckky… Race day routine includes playing music and dancing…

Olympic Highlights

Games Sport Event Finish
2016 RioAthletics 200m - Men25
2016 RioAthletics Relay 4x100m - MenBronze
2020 TokyoAthletics200m - Men27
2020 TokyoAthletics Relay 4x100m - MenBronze

Notable International Results

Olympic Games: 2020 – BRONZE (4x100m relay), 27th (200m); 2016 - BRONZE (4x100m relay), 25th (200m)

Pan American Games: 2019 - 9th (200m), 4th (4x100m relay); 2015 - 9th (200m), DQ (4x100m relay)

Commonwealth Games: 2014 - 7th in SF2 (200m), DQ (4x400m relay)

FISU Universiade: 2013 - 5th (200m), DQ (4x100m relay), GOLD (4x400m relay)

World Athletics Championships: 2019 - 13th (200m), 8th (4x100m); 2017 - 35th (100m), 6th (4x100m relay); 2015 - BRONZE (4x100m relay), 19th (200m)

World Athletics Relays: 2019 - 11th (4x100m); 2017 - GOLD (4x200m relay), DNF (4x100m relay)