Name: Rai Benjamin
Sport: Track and Field
Event(s): 400-meter hurdles
Height: 6-3
DOB: 7/27/1997
Birthplace: Mount Vernon, N.Y.
Hometown: Mount Vernon, N.Y.
High School: Mount Vernon High School (Mount Vernon, N.Y.)
College: University of Southern California, Political Science
Team/Club: Nike
Coach(es): Quincy Watts
Olympic Experience
  • One-time Olympian (2020); two-time Olympic medalist (1 gold, 1 silver)
  • Olympic Games Tokyo 2020, silver (400-meter hurdles), gold (4x400-meter relay)
World Championship Experience
  • Most recent: 2019 – gold (4x400-meter relay), silver (400-meter hurdles)
  • Years of participation: 2019
  • Medals: 2 (1 gold, 1 silver)
  • Gold – 2019 (4x400-meter relay)
  • Silver – 2019 (400-meter hurdles)
Personal: Son of Winston Benjamin and Jeanette Mason...When he isn’t sprinting and hurdling, he can often be found playing Fortnite or enjoying the L.A. restaurant scene