Jason Dunford – Stanford, Connecticut

Jason Dunford swam into the limelight in what was one of the most exciting swimming races in the 2008 Summer Olympics when he beat the 100 fly world record AND Michael Phelps (brief though it was), when he swam under the Kenyan flag.

Jason Dunford

Jason Dunford of Kenya poses with his gold medal after winning the men's 100 m butterfly final in the 9th All Africa Games in Algiers, Algeria, Thursday, July 12, 2007. The All Africa Games take place until July 23. (AP Photo/Lionel Cironneau)

Michael Phelps went on to win that race, but Dunford had made his mark.  It wasn’t the first time.  Dunford has been swimming in competitions since he was a young boy in Kenya. 

A former Kenton College student, he started swimming under the tutelage of Andrew Nderu.

He captured three gold medals, two silvers and three bronze medals at the 2007 All-African Games to become the most successful male athlete of the games. 

He is a 14-time All American; a Pacific-10 Champion; and is in the Stanford record books for 200 Free Relay – (2007), 400 medley relay, 100 free – 42.79 (2008), 100 fly – 46.07 (2008),  and 50 free – 19.39 (2006). He graduated from Stanford University with a degree in Human Biology.

Kenyan Jewels will keep an eye on him to see where he lands next.

Source: Stanford Official Athletic Site

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