Kerron Stewart (born 16 April 1984) is a Jamaican sprinter who specializes in the 100 metres and 200 metres. She is the 2008 Jamaican national champion in the 100 m clocking 10.80s. She defeated World Champion Veronica Campbell-Brown in the process and now is the 2008 Summer Olympics silver medalist after she tied with Sherone Simpson in a time of 10.98s. She also earned a bronze medal in the 200 metres at the 2008 Summer Olympics with a time of 22.00s. She was born in Kingston.
Stewart holds the fastest non-winning time for the women's 100 metres. In the 2009 World Athletics Championships from Berlin, she ran 10.75 seconds only to finish second to campatriot, Shelly-Ann Fraser who ran a 10.73 race. Stewart eventually anchored the Jamaican 4x100 m relay team to victory in a time of 42.06, in a great anchor-leg run alongside familiar rival, Debbie Ferguson-McKenzie of the Bahamas, who eventually claimed the silver medal
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