Defending champion Fred Kerley failed to make it past the semi-finals in the men’s 100m at the 2023 World Athletics Championships in Budapest on Sunday.
He stormed out on the broadcast media after he failed to qualify, but he stopped briefly at the mixed to explain what went wrong. “It just wasn’t my day,” he said in part. His compatriots Noah Lyles and Christian Coleman qualified fastest for the final.
Kerley has been in good form this season and was never in the mix in the last of three heats. He finished third in 10.02.
Fred Kerley net worth
His net worth is estimated to be $5 million in 2023. He earned $22,500 for finishing second on the podium in Tokyo.
This year he signed a huge deal with the leading sports apparel manufacturer, Asics, before the World Championships began. He also went in partnership with TAG Heuer before the Championships.
Fred Kerley relationship
Kerley, who is regarded as the eighth fastest man in the world in 400m, is neither married nor has a girlfriend. It is assumed that he has deliberately chose to keep all his focus on his career at the moment.
Fred Kerley age
He is 28 years old. He was born on May 7, 1995.
Fred Kerley career
Kerley’s personal best in the 100m is 9.76 seconds, which he achieved in 2022 in Eugene, Oregon. Kerley won a silver medal at the 2020 Tokyo Olympics, where he ran in 9.84 seconds. At the 2022 World Athletics Championships in Eugene, Oregon, he won a gold medal, leaving Marvin Bracy behind with a time of 9.86 seconds.
He started his career competing in the 400 meters until 2020, when he transitioned to the 100 meters and 200 meters. He has earned several medals at the World Championships. His personal best time of 9.76 seconds makes him the sixth fastest man in history over the straightaway sprint.
Kerley is one of only 3 men in the world to go sub-10 seconds in 100m, sub-20 seconds in 200m and sub-44 seconds in 400m. He is a two-time winner of the Diamond League series.
Fred Kerley family
His siblings are Mylik Kerley, Virginia Kerley, and Demarea Kerley. Kerley’s older cousin is former NFL wide receiver Jeremy Kerley.