What is Yohan Blake's height, net worth, age, and what is he doing now?

What is Yohan Blake's height, net worth, age, and what is he doing now?

Ciku Njuguna
updated at February 13, 2024 at 11:54 AM

Away from the track, Yohan Blake has built a successful cricket career playing for the Kingston Cricket Club and the UWI Vice Chancellor's Celebrity XI. Most notably, the multi-talented sprinter bagged over a dozen Diamond League records, becoming one of the most accomplished track and field athletes ever. Find out Yohan Blake's height and other physical attributes that make him one of the best Jamaican sprinters.

Yohan Blake's net worth
Jamaican sprinter Yohan Blake completes the men's 100m race in Brussels during the last IAAF Diamond League competition meeting on September 1, 2017. Photo by Jasper Jacobs/Belga/AFP.
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Was Yohan Blake faster than Usain Bolt? Several similarities exist between the two Jamaican sprinters. This article dives into the personal and professional life of the Diamond League winner.

Yohan Blake's profile summary

Full name

Yohan Blake


Mr. Beast, Claude



Date of birth

26th December 1989


33 years at the time of writing

Zodiac sign


Place of birth

St. James Parish, Jamaica

Current residence

Bogue Hill, St James Parish








185 centimetres (6'06")


81 kilograms (178.5 lbs)


Veda and Shirley Blake


Arlene Blake-McPherson and Daniela Blake

Relationship status



Professional track athlete, cricketer, entrepreneur, philanthropist

Track debut

13th July 2005

Years active

2004 - 2024

Cricket debut

26th September 2015




UWI Vice Chancellor's Celebrity XI


Green Park School, Clarendon

St. Jago High School

Net worth

$5 million

Social media pages

Instagram, X(Twitter), Facebook


Yohan is the sixth child of Shirley and Veda Blake. A 2012 report by the Guardian revealed that he has six siblings. However, Yohan later disclosed in an interview that he came from a 10-person household.

Who is faster Yohan Blake vs Usain Bolt?
Jamaican sprinter Yohan Blake poses for the Hindustan Times Mumbai office on December 3, 2019, in Mumbai, India. Photo by Satish Bate/Hindustan Times.
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In the interview, he revealed that his athletic capabilities were evident early in his life. He said,

"I always wanted to be a cricketer, even when I was in my mother’s belly. When we were young, my father always listened to cricket commentary on the radio. And inspired by him, I started playing."

What country is Yohan Blake from?

The two-time Olympic Champion is an Afro-Caribbean born in Jamaica in the West Indies. He was born and raised in Bogue Hill in St James Parish and later in Bullet Tree in Portland Parish, Jamaica.

What has happened to Yohan Blake?
Fred Kerley (left) and Yohan Blake (right) compete in the Men's 200m heats during the World Athletics Championships at Hayward Field on July 18, 2022, in Eugene, Oregon. Photo by Carmen Mandato.
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What is Yohan Blake's age?

Born on the 26th of December in 1989, the sprinter is 33 years old at the time of writing.

Who is Yohan Blake's wife?

The St James native is not married. He was last linked to Lauren Pearson, a Jamaican like him. The couple is no longer together.

How many children does Yohan Blake have?

At the time of writing, the two-time Olympic Champion has no children. Following his success in the sport, Yohan has dedicated himself to philanthropic endeavours, even establishing a foundation aimed at helping disadvantaged children. Through the YB Afraid Foundation, he has adopted the Mount Olivet Boys' Homes, Pringle Home, and the Jamaica Baptist Union Garland Hall Memorial children's homes.

How old is Yohan Blake?
Yohan Blake, a Jamaican 4x100m relay team member, poses after winning and setting a new record of 36.84 seconds during the 2012 London Summer Olympics. Photo by Mark Makela/Corbis.
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What is Yohan's net worth?

At the time of writing, various sources allege that Yohan Blake's net worth is $5 million. As one of the richest athletes in the world in 2023, his wealth is linked to career earnings and entrepreneurial endeavours.

His first fitness venture, the YB Rehab & Wellness Centre, is located in Kingston, Jamaica. In October 2023, he launched his latest business, Riviere, a purified water brand.

What is Yohan Blake's height?

According to EuroSport, the second fastest runner after Usain Bolt is 185 centimetres. Other publications report that the sprinter was 180 centimetres tall in his prime. Based on various conversion scales, Yohan Blake's height in feet and inches ranges between 5'9" and 6'06".

What happened to Yohan Blake?
Yohan Blake of Team Jamaica reacts after completing the men's 4x100 metres relay during the Olympic Games at Olympic Stadium on August 06, 2021, in Tokyo, Japan. Photo by Christian Petersen.
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In an interview with the Times of India, he spoke about the advantages and disadvantages of height on the track. He said,

"There are many tall athletes running today, but many of them can not get to top speed. If they do, they can not maintain their stride. But Usain (6'4") is special. If he takes one stride, I have to take two to keep up with him. So he is covering 100 metres in 43 or 44 steps, and I am taking 46 or 47 to run 9.69 seconds."

How much does Yohan Blake weigh?

The sprinter's last official weight record stands at 81 kilograms. However, various records of the sprinter's weight exist, ranging between 75.7 and 81 kilograms (167 - 178.5 lbs). Based on Yohan Blake's height and weight, a 2020 Reddit thread ranked him among the world's elite athletes alongside Usain Bolt and Justin Gatlin.

Has yohan blake beaten Bolt?
Jamaica's Yohan Blake (right) competes in the men's 100m race at the FBK Stadion on June 6, 2022, in Hengelo, Netherlands. Photo by Marcel Ter Bals/Orange Pictures.
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From age 16, he was a force to reckon with on the track. The multi-talented sprinter has ventured into different fields and achieved considerable success. Scroll down for a deep dive into his career.

Track and field

Since 2005, the athletic giant has dominated various short races, including the 60, 100, 200, and 400 metres and the Medley relay. At the time of writing, he occupies the 11th position in the men's 100m category and the 183rd place in the men's overall ranking. Ahead of the 2020 Tokyo Olympics, he ranked fourth in the world rankings, his highest position ever.

At what age did Yohan Blake start running?

His climb to become the fastest runner of all time was birthed by an observant teacher who noticed how fast he ran to bowl. Upon this discovery, his principal, O'Neil Ankle, facilitated his transfer to St. Jago High, where his talent was nurtured. Some of his earliest records include a 10.11-second run, a national 100-metre junior record at 16, and the youngest sprinter to break the 10-second barrier at 19 years and 196 days.

Yohan Blake's height in inches
Yohan Blake (right) competes in the men's 100m heat on day one of the IAAF Diamond League Games at London Stadium on July 20, 2019 in London, England. Photo by Action Foto Sport/NurPhoto.
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What is Yohan Blake's fastest time?

On the 13th of August 2010, the sprinter joined the exclusive 9-second athletes list during the Crystal Palace AVIVA London Grand Prix. As of December 2023, Yohan Blake's top speed was clocked in 9.69 seconds in a 100-metre dash at Stade Olympique de la Pontaise, Lausanne, on the 23rd of August 2012. Have a look at some of Yohan Blake's 400m, 200m, and 100m personal best records.






23 August 2012

Stade Olympique de la Pontaise




16 September 2011





23 March 2013





11 August 2012

Olympic Stadium

4x100m relay



24 May 2014

T. Robinson Stadium

4x200m relay



16 July 2005

Sidi Youssef Ben Ali

Medley relay



23 February 2013


4x400m relay



What happened to Yohan Blake?

Although the Jamaican sprinter has had significant success on the track, his career has been marked by injuries and doping allegations. In 2009, he was suspended for three months alongside four other Jamaican athletes after testing positive for methylhexanamine, a banned performance-enhancing substance.

How tall is Yohan Blake?
Yohan Blake warms up before the men's 100 metres heat on day four of the Commonwealth Games at Carrara Stadium on April 8, 2018, on the Gold Coast, Australia. Photo by Cameron Spencer.
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When did Yohan Blake retire?

As of December 2023, the Olympian sprinter has not retired. However, he has set his eyes on retirement after the 2024 Olympic Games in Paris. Speaking to InsidetheGames, he said,

"Doing the 200, 100, and relays takes a lot out of you and these are the events I want to focus on. Paris 2024 should be my last dance."

Cricket career

Speaking to TimesOfIndia, Yohan disclosed that he had first set his heart on cricket. The pace bowler began playing for his high school team and later played for the University of the West Indies Vice Chancellor's Celebrity XI in a showcase T20 match set to raise funds for Tropical Storm Erika's recovery.

How much did Yohan Blake weight?
Yohan Blake in action during the Laureus Super 8s 2018 at The Oval on September 13, 2018, in London, England. Photo by Christopher Lee/ Laureus.
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Yohan Blake's achievements

At the time of writing, he has broken various records for over a decade. Here are some of his achievements over the years:

  • Two-time Olympic gold medalist
  • Two-time Olympic silver medalist
  • Two-time Commonwealth Games Bronze medallist
  • Nine-time National Champion
How old is Yohan Blake?
Ramon Gittens (left), Yohan Blake (centre), and Trae Williams (right) compete during the Commonwealth Games at Carrara Stadium on April 8, 2018, on the Gold Coast, Australia. Photo by Michael Dodge.
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Final word

Like other elite athletes, Yohan Blake's height and other physical attributes may have played a role in the development of his career. However, his devotion to hard work and training must also be taken into account.

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Ciku Njuguna is a journalist with 3 year’s experience in content creation based in Kenya. She currently covers sports personnel as well as team biographies.