Akeem Haynes is a Canadian sprinter. Originally born in Jamaica, Akeem moved together with his family to Yellowknife, Northwest Territories at 7 before his family moved to Calgary when he was 10. From 2010-2012 he attended Barton Community College in Great Bend, Kansas, where he earned multiple all-American honors as well as a national title. Akeem qualified as a member of Canada’s 4×100m relay at the 2012 Summer Olympics in London at just 20 years old. After the Games, Akeem signed a full athletic track and field scholarship to the University of Alabama. As apart of the Crimson Tide he earned all-American honors and helped the Crimson Tide break a fifteen year old record in the 4×100. In 2015, Akeem ran Personal Best times of 10.15 in the 100m, and 6.51 in the 60m.
“Having support in anything that you do goes a long way. Athletigen has a confidence and understanding of where they want to be – they have the same vision as most athletes.”
On top of being an Olympic athlete, Akeem is also a gifted writer. His first book, Love, Life, & Legacy was published in 2014.