Jason Dunkerley

Jason Dunkerley

 

Middle-distance runner Jason Dunkerley was born blind and began running in elementary school, but it wasn’t until he was in high school that he became serious about competing. After moving to Hamilton from Northern Ireland, Dunkerley attended the W. Ross Macdonald School for Students who are Visually Impaired, Blind and Deafblind, where students were encouraged to get involved in sports.

Since then he’s been a medal machine for Canada at major Games.

Dunkerley has represented Canada at four Paralympic Games and won five medals. With guide Greg Dailey, he raced to a silver medal in 2000 and 2004 and bronze in 2008 and 2012 all in the 1500m as well as silver in the 5000m in London.

He has also reached the podium at in his four IPC World Championships appearances with four gold and a silver overall.

His medal tally at three Parapan American Games is equally impressive with six podium appearances including gold in the 5000m and silver in the 1500m with guide Josh Karanja.

CAREER HIGHLIGHTS

5-time Paralympic medallist (T1500m silver 2000, T11 1500m silver 2004, T11 1500m bronze 2008, T11 1500m bronze and T11 5000m silver, 2012)… 4-time IPC athletics world champion…Six-time Parapan Am Games medallist… Current Canadian record holder in T11 800, 1500 and 5000m

PERSONAL

Married for 9 years... Donated a kidney to his wife Colleen in 2013…Works part-time in the disability and physical activity field…Enjoys playing guitar and drinking good coffee.

NOTABLE INTERNATIONAL RESULTS

2015 IPC World Championships 5000m 2nd

2015 Parapan American Games 5000m 1st

2015 Parapan American Games 1500m 2nd

2012 Paralympic Games, 5000m 2nd

2012 Paralympic Games 1500m 3rd

2011 IPC World Championships 800m 1st

2011 Parapan American Games 1500m 2nd

2011 Parapan American Games 5000m 3rd

2008 Paralympic Games 800m 3rd

2007 Parapan American Games 1st 1500m

2007 Parapan American Games 1st 800m

2006 IPC World Championships 800m 1st

2006 IPC World Championships 1500m 1st

2004 Paralympic Games 1500m 3rd

2002 IPC World Championships 1500m 1st

2000 Paralympic Games 1500m 2nd

Medals

GamesSportEventMedal
2015 Toronto Parapan AmsAthletics5000m - Mengold
2015 Toronto Parapan AmsAthletics1500m - Mensilver
2012 London ParalympicsAthletics5000m - Mensilver
2011 Guadalajara Parapan AmsAthletics1500m - Mensilver
2004 Athens ParalympicsAthletics1500m - Mensilver
2000 Sydney ParalympicsAthletics1500m - Mensilver
2012 London ParalympicsAthletics1500m - Menbronze
2011 Guadalajara Parapan AmsAthletics5000m - Menbronze
2008 Beijing ParalympicsAthletics1500m - Menbronze

Summary

Games Sport Event Result
2015 Toronto Parapan Ams Athletics 1500m - Men 2
2015 Toronto Parapan Ams Athletics 5000m - Men 1
2011 Guadalajara Parapan Ams Athletics 1500m - Men 2
2011 Guadalajara Parapan Ams Athletics 5000m - Men 3
2007 Rio Parapan Ams Athletics 1500m - Men 1
2007 Rio Parapan Ams Athletics 800m - Men 1
Games Sport Event Result
2012 London Paralympics Athletics 1500m - Men 3
2012 London Paralympics Athletics 5000m - Men 2
2012 London Paralympics Athletics 4 x 100m Relay - Men 6
2008 Beijing Paralympics Athletics 800m - Men 10
2008 Beijing Paralympics Athletics 1500m - Men 3
2004 Athens Paralympics Athletics 800m - Men 9
2004 Athens Paralympics Athletics 1500m - Men 2
2000 Sydney Paralympics Athletics 800m - Men 6
2000 Sydney Paralympics Athletics 1500m - Men 2