Carmelita Jeter

United States of America

Fast Facts

  • Birthplace:

    Los Angeles, USA

  • Birthdate:

    November 24, 1979

  • Event:

    Sprints

  • Personal Best:

    100 meters: 10.64

    200 meters: 22.11

  • On-Track Shoe:

    Nike Zoom Superfly

  • Residence:

    Gardena, USA

Transformative Moment

Becoming the second-fastest woman in history while winning gold in the 100 meters at the 2009 IAAF World Championships.

Carmelita Says

My nickname is...

Jet.

My good-luck charm is...

the hot-pink spikes I wear in support of breast cancer research.

I’m inspired by...

Gail Devers. She was so aggressive and powerful.

I support...

the Circle of Promise Initiative, TEAMJET Track Clinic, After-School All-Stars and the annual Thanksgiving Turkey Drive in Gardena. I’m also an ambassador for the Healthy Compton Initiative.

My favorite meal is...

pasta.

On my day off...

I like to go to the movies and shop.

I want my legacy to be...

that I inspired other runners. I want to coach and be a mentor who boosts athletes to the next level.

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