Fred Kerley

?Fred Kerley 2023: Net Worth, Salary & Endorsements

The world of athletics has a new star in Fred Kerley. He is one of the best sprinters in the world and an Olympic silver medalist. Not only that, he is an able runner in all the major track events- the 100, 200, and 400. Being a unique athlete, Kerley's performances are impressive to date. He also shares a unique record of being one of three athletes to clock sub10 in 100, sub20 in 200, and sub44 seconds in the 400-meters competitions. Thus, he is becoming one of the mainstays in the athletics world.

The net worth of Kerley is estimated to be around $5 million, though the exact figure is not known. His earnings are a result of prize money from his wins and his brand endorsements. Fred Kerley has endorsements deals with Nike,
PACE (a sports management and marketing company) and CXP. In 2023, the sprinter signed a brand deal with the leading footwear brand, ASICS.

Early life

Born on May 7th, 1995, the Texas man was brought up in tough conditions. He was?born?to Ricky Kerley and Virginia Kerley, who was later adopted by his aunt, Virginia. He had two brothers and two sisters. As the siblings were about to split up, his aunt took care of all of them and helped them grow. Kerley has great respect for his aunt and remains the most influential person in his life. Hailing from a sporting family, Kerley's brother Jeremy Kerley, played wide receiver for the NFL side, New York Jets.

Fred Kerley's Career

The famous athlete attended Taylor High School after which he attended Southern Plains College. Later on, he got transferred to Texas A&M. He tried to get selected for the 2016 US Olympic team but did not make the team. After that, he won the 400-meter NCAA Division I Championships. With that, he started gaining confidence and represented the USA at the 2017 World Championships. There he helped the relay team to win a silver medal at the 4 ? 400-meter relay competition. That was followed by a 400-meters victory at the Diamond League in 2018.

His career skyrocketed from there as he started winning different races. Yet again, he appeared for his country at the 2019 World Championships in Doha as he took home the gold medal for the 4 ? 400-meter competition, this time around. Success followed from there as he shifted his focus from the 400 meters to the 100 meters. On May 19, 2021, Kerley defeated Justin Gatlin at the Golden Spike in Ostrava, to win the race. He also ran the 200 meters and placed second.

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The breakthrough in his career came at the US Olympic Trials for the 2020 Tokyo Summer Olympics. He posted a time of 19.90, recording 19.90 to join the company of Wayde van Niekerk and Michael Norman. These three men have sub10 seconds in 100, sub20 in 200, and sub44 in the 400-meter race. Kerley has personal best times?of 9.84 in the 100, 19.76 in the 200, and 43.64 in the 400-meters competition. To sum up, his career kick-started from there as he won the silver medal at the Tokyo Olympics 2020.

In 2022, Fred Kerley ended the season with a 9.86 in the 100m race. Kerley began the 2023 season in Yokohama, where he won his first 100 meters of the season. Kerley finished the 100m in 9.91 seconds at the Golden Grand Prix, a World Athletics Continental Tour Gold event. He continued his winning streak when he won the 400m at the Sydney Track Classic in 44.65 seconds. At the Doha Diamond League 2023, in the men?s 200 meters, American Fred Kerley stormed to victory in lane seven, clocking 19.92 seconds. On 28 May 2023, he won the 100m race at the Doha Diamond League, with a time of 9.94 seconds.

Fred Kerley?s Olympic feats and other achievements

On 1st August 2021, Kerley came in second in the 100m race during the 2020 Tokyo Olympics, his first Olympic games, thus earning a silver medal with a time of 9.84. Kerley has been the Worl Champion twice, once in the 100m race in 2023 with a time of 9.86 and also in 2019 in the 4x400 Metres Relay with a time of 2:56.69. He won the Diamond League finals in 2021 in the 100m and in 2018 in the 400m category. In 2018, he won the silver in the World Indoor Championships in the 4x400 Metres Relay.

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When it comes to world rankings, Kerley is at number 2 in the world in the men's 100m category, number 13 in the men's 200m category, and ranks on number 15 overall in the men's category. His personal bests include finishing the 100m in 9.76 seconds, the 200m in 19.76 seconds, and the 400m in 43.64 seconds. Kerley has placed first in the National Championships thrice, in 2022 in the 100m with a time of 9.77, in 2019 in the 400m with a time of 43.64, and in 2017 in the 400m with a time of 44.03.

Fred Kerley?s personal life

Kerley seems to be a private person, and he has no wife currently. He has also not revealed the name of any girlfriend, partner, or significant other in his life right now. It seems like Fred Kerley is concentrating on his career, and gearing up for the 2024 Paris Olympics.

NameFred Kerley
BornMay 7th, 1995
Place of BirthSan Antonio, Texas, United States
NationalityAmerican
ParentsRicky and Virginia Kerley
Height6?2?
Weight205lb
PartnerNone
KidsNone
Social Mediafkerley99

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