Kinari James

Quick Facts

Full Name Kinari James
Date of Birth 1 September 1992
Birth Place Gouyave, Saint John, Grenada
Nick Name Jaguar
Religion Unknown
Nationality Grenadian
Ethnicity Unknown
Zodiac Sign Virgo
Age 30 years old
Height 1.91 meters (6’3″)
Weight 80 kg (176 lb)
Hair Color Black
Eye Color Black
Build Athletic
Father’s Name Jurani Marshall
Mother’s Name Annie James
Siblings Unknown
Education Grenada Boys Secondary school
University of Alabama
Marital Status Unmarried
Girlfriend None
Profession Sprinter
Sports Track and field
Events Sprinting
College Team Alabama Crimson Tide
Coach Harvey Glance
Net Worth Around $5 million 
Social Media InstagramTwitter
Merch Rare Poster Print
Last Update September, 2022

As a sprinter, Kirani James quickly disappointed. We may say that Kirani was drawn to the field by “love at first sight.”

He is currently acknowledged on a global scale as Grenada’s first and only Olympic medalist.

James is also well-known for the 200 and 400 meter runs. He did through a rocky patch during his peak career along the way. He quickly got back on course, though.

We shall now examine James’ life and profession while talking about his earlier years. But first, let’s get some knowledge with his routine and fast facts.

What is the Pysical Measurement of Kirani James?

Speaking of his physical appearance, Kirani James stands 1.91 meters tall with a lean, lanky frame (6 feet 3 inches). He currently measures 80 kilograms (176 lb).

James has a dark complexion and an oval-shaped face. He also has black eyes and hair that is a similar shade. He is about to get his hair cut.

Workout Routine

James walks slowly despite being one of the fastest runners in the world. The fact that James walks quite slowly even though he runs quickly did come as a surprise.

The majority of people who see me say, “I can’t believe you’re so quick because you walk so slowly and you don’t act like you’re fast.” James Kirani

Kinari is a World Champion.(Source=Instagram)

Leaving that aside, James enjoys training from his home in Grenada as we discuss his training plan. Ladders and jogging are two of the few workouts that he engages in frequently.


Virgo was James’ sun sign when he was born on September 1, 1992, in Gouyave, Saint John, Grenada. Jurani Marshall and Annie James gave birth to him.

James is from a basketball-related family, yet details about his family are few. According to James, nearly every member of his family played basketball.

Schooling Phase

James completed his education at Grenada Boys Secondary School while he was a child. He had started running in track during that time.

At the 2007 CARIFTA Games, he won the Under 17 gold medal at the age of fourteen.

He won silver at the 2007 World Youth Championships after that. From there, he continued to defend his title until he also beat Usain Bolt’s record.

He had already won the Austin Sealy Trophy, the 2008 World Junior Championships, and the 2008 Commonwealth Youth Games by that point. Thus, James ran a time of 45.45 seconds, beating Bolt’s previous record of 46.35 seconds set when he was six years old.

James was also named the 2009 Grenada Sportsman of the Year when he won the Pan American Junior Championships.


In fact, James received multiple scholarships from prestigious institutions after breaking records and winning often.

Baylor, Alabama, South Carolina, Florida State, and Arizona State are a few of the top ten universities.

Whatever the case, Kirani James chose Alabama and committed himself to them. He immediately beat the school’s ten-year 400-meter track record of 46.46 seconds as a rookie with his personal time of 45.79.

James then claimed victory at the 2010 World Junior Athletics Championships. Later on, he did, however, express his disappointment at his victory.

How did Kirani James Start His Career?

Kirani James initially made her professional debut at a London Grand Prix Diamond League event. He recorded a personal best time of 44.61 seconds right away, making him the year’s fastest man.

James won the 2011 World Championships in Daegu, South Korea, the following year. With it, he turned 18 and became the youngest athlete to have a 400-meter victory on his resume.

In a same vein, he traveled to both the London 2012 Olympics and the Zürich 2011 IAAF Diamond League meeting.

James ran the 400 meters in 43.94 seconds, shattering the previous 400 meter record of 44 seconds. He did so here, becoming the first Grenadian and non-American to surpass it.

James has bagged the gold medal.(Source=Instagam)

James and Usain Bolt were named the co-sportsmen of the year by the Caribbean Journal as the year came to a close.

Additionally, the Caribbean Sports Journalists’ Association named him Sportsman of the Year in 2014.

James is currently one of the six-person Grenada team traveling to the Summer Olympics in Tokyo, Japan, after several victories in between.

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  • Grenada Athlete of the Year (2011, 2012, 2013, and 2014)
  • 2007 CARIFTA Games (gold)
  • 2007 World Youth Championships (silver)
  • 2008 World Junior Championships (silver)
  • 2008 Commonwealth Youth Games (gold)
  • Austin Sealy Trophy in 2009
  • 2009 Pan American Junior Championships
  • 2009 Grenada Sportsman of the Year
  • 2010 World Junior Championships in Athletics (gold)
  • NCAA Outdoor Championship title
  • 2011 IAAF Diamond League meet in Zürich
  • 2012 co-sportsmen of the year by Caribbean Journal
  • 2014 Sportsman of the Year by the Caribbean Sports Journalists’ Association
  • 2015 World Championships (bronze)
  • Rio 2016 Olympics (silver)

Grave’s Disease

Kirani James struggled with exhaustion and subpar performance at the Drake Relays back in 2017. After that, he got him examined out, and that is how he discovered that he had Grave’s Disease.

For clarification, a disorder called Grave’s Disease results in an overactive thyroid.

He would lose weight, feel exhausted, and have shortness of breath, according to the physician. James had so missed an entire year of racing as a result.

James lost about 20 pounds while taking the drug. In the meanwhile, Gail Devers, another athlete who had experienced a comparable situation, was connected to him by his coach.

After fourteen months, James returned to the track at the Kingston, Jamaica, Racers Grand Prix.

How was the Networth Value of Kinari James?

Kinari James hasn’t disclosed much information regarding his earnings to this far. James is thought to have a net worth of about $5 million, despite the fact that we don’t know his specific earnings or wealth.

Not to mention that he must have displayed a sizable reward sum with all of those wins. Additionally, according to the reports, James made almost US$40,000 from just one race.

His primary source of income is as a runner.

When James won the Olympic games in the past, Prime Minister Tillman Thomas gave him a lavish reception. James did get an EC500,000 government bond, though.

In the meanwhile, they also unveiled a memorial stadium and a commemorative stamp in Kinari James’ honor. He was also chosen to serve as the ambassador for tourism.

Endorsements and Sponsorships

James is, in fact, supported by the LIME Carifta games. He participates in their regional advertising campaigns with them and represents the company in public appearances.

He also serves as the brand representative for Cable & Wireless Communications’ Caribbean operations. James is also the Flow CARIFTA Game’s brand ambassador at the same time.

James for the brand endorsement.(Source=Instagram)

What is the Relationship Status of James, Kinari?

The reports claim that Kinari James is not dating anyone right now and is single. Additionally, he is not associated with any controversies or speculations.

Social Media

Do follow his social media accounts if you want to see more personal uploads and posts. He has more than 1,000 followers on Instagram as Kinari James (@kiranirunjames).

He has 3.1k followers under the handle Kinari James (@Kinari James) on Twitter.

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