Power Couples: Top 5 Most Influential Track and Field Couples in Jamaica

Most influential track and field couples in Jamaica

Power Couples: Top 5 Most Influential Track and Field Couples in Jamaica

Funmilayo Fameso 02:21 - 23.11.2023

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Have you ever wondered who the most influential track and field couples are in Jamaica? They are the most famous and prominent in the Caribbean country, and they always make the headlines in whatever they put out on social media.

With careful selection based on their affluence and popularity, here are Pulse Sports top five track and field 'Power Couples' in Jamaica.

5 - Asafa and Alyshia Powell

Asafa Powell and Alyshia Miller got married in 2019

Asafa Powell competed for Jamaica in the 100m and 200m events. During his active years, he set the 100m World Record twice at 9.77s and 9.74s and consistently broke the 10s barrier with his personal best of 9.72s ranking fourth on the all-time list. 

Asafa and Alyshia Miller-Powell are one of the most influential track couples in Jamaica

Asafa Powell married Ghanaian-Canadian model Alyshia Miller in 2019, and they have four children - two with his wife (Amieke and Azhaf) and two from his previous relationships (Avani and Liam).

4 - Veronica Campbell and Omar Brown

Veronica Campbell-Brown is the famous figure between the pair as she specialized in the 100m and 200m events. She is an eight-time Olympic medalist and is the second of three women in history to win two consecutive Olympic 200m events. 

Veronica Campbell-Brown and Omar Brown

In 2007, Veronica Campbell married Omar Brown, a fellow Jamaican sprinter and University of Arkansas alumnus, changing her name to Campbell-Brown. 

Veronica Campbell-Brown and Omar Brown with their daughter Avianna

The Browns welcomed their first child Avianna in 2019, and their second child, Zane in 2022. They currently live and train in Clermont, Florida. 

3 - Shelly-Ann Fraser and Jason Pryce

Regarded as one of the greatest sprinters in history, Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce has won it all in track and field, making her the most popular and influential female athlete from Jamaica.

Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce and her family

Fraser-Pryce married Jason Pryce in 2011 and announced her pregnancy in early 2017. On August 7, 2017, she and Jason welcomed their son, Zyon.

2 - Elaine Thompson and Derron Herah

As the reigning double Olympic sprints champion and fastest woman alive, Elaine Thompson-Herah isn't just famous for her performances on the track, but she is currently the most talked about Jamaican athlete alongside her husband.

Elaine Thompson and Derron-Herah

The spotlight is always on them for anything they do, making them a major force in their sports sector.

On November 2, 2019, Thompson-Herah got married to her longtime beau Derron Herah - a former athlete now into coaching.

1 - Usain Bolt and Kasi Bennett

Unarguably the greatest track and field athlete in history, Usain Bolt and his longtime girlfriend Kassi Bennett expectedly top the list. 

Usain Bolt and Kassi Bennett

Bolt's influence and popularity in Jamaica are unmatched, making the couple the most revered in the country.

The couple welcomed their first child, daughter Olympia Lightning on May 17, 2020, and then their twin boys Thunder and Saint Leo in June 2021.