Jonathan Dunkerley

Jon Dunkerley was born blind and showed his athletic talents at an early age. At the W. Ross Macdonald School for Students who are Visually Impaired, Blind and Deafblind, he excelled in a variety of sports but focused mainly on swimming and wrestling. In 2006 Dunkerley turned to running when he moved to Ottawa and was paired with guide runner Sean Young. Both share a competitive drive, and thus work extremely well together both on and off the track.

Dunkerley competed at the 2008 Paralympic Games in Beijing, finishing seventh in the 400m. At the 2012 Canadian Track and Field Trials in Calgary, he finished first in the 100m and second in the 400m. Dunkerley currently is the T11 200m Canadian record holder.

His brother Jason is also a runner and member of the Canadian Para-Athletics team for London 2012.


Games Sport Event Result
2012 London Paralympics Athletics 400m - Men 8
2012 London Paralympics Athletics 4 x 100m Relay - Men 6
2008 Beijing Paralympics Athletics 400m - Men 7
2008 Beijing Paralympics Athletics 100m - Men 19
2008 Beijing Paralympics Athletics 200m - Men 19
Games Sport Event Result
2007 Rio Parapan Ams Athletics 100m - Men 14