Cameron Burrell

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Cameron Burrell (September 11, 1994 – August 9, 2021) was an American male sprinter. He was the NCAA Division I champion over 100 meters in 2018.[1] He ran for the United States 4 × 100 m relay team at the World Junior Championships in 2012 and 2019. He was the son of Olympic gold medalist and former 100 meters world record holder Leroy Burrell, and Olympic gold medalist Michelle Finn-Burrell.[2] Burrell was born in Houston, Texas.

Burrell shot himself on August 9, 2021 at a parking garage in Houston at the age of 26.[3][4][5]

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  1. Grundy, William (June 9, 2018). "Houston Repeats NCAA 4x100 Title In 38.17 Collegiate Record!". MileSplit. Retrieved February 18, 2019.
  2. Zaccardi, Nick (June 21, 2017). "New U.S. men's sprint stars emerge after Olympics". NBC. Retrieved December 16, 2018.
  3. Bailey, Greg (10 August 2021). "Former UH Cougars track star Cameron Burrell, son of Olympic gold medalist Leroy Burrell, dies". ABC13 Houston. Retrieved 10 August 2021.
  4. Duarte, Joseph (13 August 2021). "UH track star Cameron Burrell's death ruled a suicide". Houston Chronicle. Retrieved 14 August 2021.
  5. "Carl Lewis' Track Star Godson Cameron Burrell's Death Ruled Suicide". TMZ. Retrieved 2021-08-14.