John Regis (athlete)

John Regis ( John Paul Lyndon Regis, born October 13, 1966 in Lewisham, Kent ) is a former British sprinter.

John Regis is 1,81 m tall and weighed in his playing days up to 94 kg. With this massive stature of the muscle-bound athlete was always clearly visible even in confused relay race for the spectators. His greatest successes came about 100 m and 200 m. In addition, he won both the 4 x 100 - meter relay as well as in the 4 x 400 meters relay with the British or English team medals. The English international footballer Cyrille Regis is his cousin.

Regis is athlete ambassador of development organization Right to Play.


Olympic games

World Championships

European Championships

Commonwealth Games


  • 60 m (Hall ): 6.71 s, February 28, 1991, Seville
  • 100 m: 10.15 s, May 29, 1993 Budapest
  • 200 m: 19.87 s, July 31, 1994, Sestriere Hall: 20.48 s, February 5, 1995, Stuttgart

Both relay services were European records and have so far been undercut in Europe only by British squadrons.