Bershawn D. Jackson is a world-famous athlete based in America who is a professionally 400 m runner. He mainly competes in hurdles that are 400 m, and he even won a bronze medal in Summer Olympics in 2008. Bershawn has also competed in World Championships, where he won one bronze and two gold medals. Also, he played at World Indoor Championships and won the gold medal. He has the world record of running 400 m hurdle in 45.06 in Indianapolis in 2007.
Bershawn was born in 1983 on 8th May in Miami, Florida. He is of American nationality. People call him as started calling him Batman because of his fantastic run. He was the son of Jeffrey and Petra Sutton. His family was poor, and no person in his family even went to college, and Bershawn became the first one to complete his graduation from a good college. His childhood has been full of struggles because, in his family, there were tragic deaths in which his father also died.
His father died in 2015 because of a heart attack, and at that time, he was not with his dad. He struggled a lot to move forward in his life and attain a position. Jackson motivated himself to be an athlete, and he has represented the United States in all the Championships.
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Jackson first gained prominence for his run at Miami Central High School, where he beat Florida high school in 2002 in a 300-meter hurdle. His performance was outstanding as no one believed that he would beat other teams. After that, he continued to run at different college levels. He also ran at Saint Augustine’s University and made a National Championship Record where he runs a 400 m hurdle.
Personal bests of Jackson are in 400 m hurdles that happed at Helsinki and Indianapolis, where he completed his 400 m hurdles in 45.06 and 47.30. He has run many world championships, including 2005 Helsinki, 2009 Berlin, 2011 Daegu, and 2009 Berlin. Jackson also runs at 2010 Doha in World Indoor Championships and 2010 Split at Continental Cup.
Jackson got married to Shannon Jackson, and they have three children together named Bershawn Jr., Shari, and Shawnti. His daughter is amazing as she has followed the footsteps of her father in the running and has shocked everyone with her tremendous track talent. Because Bershawn was recognized as Batman, his daughter was identified as batgirl. His daughter’s name is Shawnti Jackson, and his father completely supports his daughter and wants her to be a great athlete.
At a very young age, Shawnti started running competitively, and at that time, her parents realized that she has extraordinary abilities as compared to other children. Even Bershawn and Shannon never forced their daughter to run tracks and allowed their daughter to make her own decision.
The estimated net worth of this American athlete is approximately $5 million. He earns his salary.