Through our partnership with Altis, Athletigen is supporting five Olympic and Paralympic athletes through their journey to the 2016 Rio Games in Brazil. We are providing personalized sports genetics analysis and training recommendations to optimize their performance and increase their chances of reaching the podium. Our fifth featured athlete is Olympian Akeem Haynes.
Akeem Haynes is a Canadian sprinter. Originally born in Jamaica, Akeem moved together with his family to Yellowknife, Northwest Territories at 7 before his family moved to Calgary when he was 10. From 2010-2012 he attended Barton Community College in Great Bend, Kansas, where he earned multiple all-American honors as well as a national title. Akeem qualified as a member of Canada’s 4×100m relay at the 2012 Summer Olympics in London at just 20 years old. After the Games, Akeem signed a full athletic track and field scholarship to the University of Alabama. As apart of the Crimson Tide he earned all-American honors and helped the Crimson Tide break a fifteen year old record in the 4×100. In 2015, Akeem ran Personal Best times of 10.15 in the 100m, and 6.51 in the 60m.
“Having support in anything that you do goes a long way. Athletigen has a confidence and understanding of where they want to be – they have the same vision as most athletes.”
On top of being an Olympic athlete, Akeem is also a gifted writer. His first book, Love, Life, & Legacy was published in 2014.
Welcome to Team Athletigen, Akeem!