Erriyon Knighton Age, Net Worth, 2023, and 100m Time

Erriyon Knighton Wikipedia

Erriyon Knighton is a well-known American sprinter who mostly participates in the 100 meters and 200 meters. At the 2022 World Athletics Championships, he won a bronze medal in the 200 m at 18. Knighton holds the world under-18 best in the 200 m of 19.84 seconds he made on June 27, 2021. In addition, he is the first athlete to win a second World Athletics Male Rising Star of the Year award in 2022.

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Erriyon Knighton’s Quick Facts

Age:  20 years (January 29, 2004)
Net Worth:  $2 Million
Top Speed: 10.04 seconds
Profession: Sprinter
Height: 6 ft 3 in or 1.91m


Knighton was born to his mother and father in Tampa, Florida, USA on January 29, 2004. Knighton’s parents are Eddie Murphy a former basketball player and Tamara Hood. Knighton grew up in a household that buzzed with energy, competitiveness, and a strong athletic support system. His siblings are brother Quay and sister Nasja.


Knighton maintains a low profile when it comes to his relationship status. However, he has a girlfriend but her name and identity remain unknown.


Knighton attended Hillsborough High School in Tampa where he began participating in track and field in 2019 as a freshman. He ran the second fastest time over 200 meters for an under-18 athlete in world history clocking 20.33 seconds the event took place in the 2020 USA Track & Field Junior Olympics in Satellite Beach.

In Knightons junior year of high school, he signed a sponsorship deal with Adidas. In April 2022, he set an unratified world junior record in the 200 m at the LSU Invitational in Baton Rouge clocking 19.49 seconds.


In 2023, Knighton participated in the USA Outdoor T&F Championships on July 9, 2023, and had his first senior national title in the 200m clocking 19.72 seconds. At the 2023 World Athletics Championships in Budapest Knighton finished second in the 200 m final in 19.75 seconds. Moreover, during the end season in September 2023, he finished third in the 200 m final of the Diamond League in 19.97 seconds.

100m Time

Knighton has participated in several 100m sprinters since 2001 but his personal best time of 10.04 seconds at Percy Beard Track in Gainesville in 2022.


At the age of 17, he achieved the world’s best under-18 performance in the boys’ 200 meters, clocking in at 20.11 seconds. Subsequently, in June 2021, Knighton further improved his record to 19.84 seconds and also participated in the run in 2022 and 2023. Moreover, Knighton’s best time in the 200-meter run was on April 30, 2022, clocking 19.49 seconds.

Diamond League

Knighton first participated in the Diamond League in 2022 where he was the youngest winner of a Diamond League race with his 200 m victory on September 2, 2022, in Brussels. In September 2023, he finished third in the 200 m final of the Diamond League in Eugene with a time of 19.97 seconds.

Top Speed

His top speed was in the 100-meter sprint where he made 10.04 seconds at Percy Beard Track in Gainesville in 2022.


Before becoming a sprinter, he participated in other games like football. Knighton played as a wide receiver in Hillsborough High School where he was rated a four-star recruit by


Knighton weighs 170lb or 77kg.

Erriyon Knighton Vs Usain Bolt

  • Knighton broke Usain Bolt’s U20 record in the 200m at the age of 17.
  • Bolt stands at 6 ft 5 in or 1.95m while Kinghton stands at 6 ft 3 in or 1.91m.
  • Bolt is an eight-time Olympic gold medallist while Kinghton has now won the Olympic title.


Knighton participated at the 2020 USA Track & Field Junior Olympics in Satellite Beach for an under-18 athlete in world history clocking 20.33 seconds. He then went for the 2020 Tokyo Summer Olympics where he improved his record to 19.84 seconds in June 2021.

Track And Field

Kingston’s track and field career kicked off in 2019 as a freshman at Hillsborough High School. He represented the United States in track and field at the Tokyo Games where Knighton became the youngest male.


On April 15, 2023, in Gainesville, Florida, he participated in the 400m runs where he finished at 46.15 seconds.

Adidas Contract

Knighton signed a sponsorship deal with Adidas in his junior year of high school at the age of 16. As soon as he turned 17, he moved to the adult world. Additionally, he also signed several contracts with the sports agency Stellar Athletics.


Knighton’s world record is in the 200 by a sprinter under-20, including 19.49 seconds in April 2022.

Net Worth

Knighton has earned a net worth of $2 Million from his sprinting career as well as from various endorsements.

Frequently Asked Questions

How Old Is Erriyon Knighton?

Knighton is 20 years old born in 2004 and celebrates his birthday every year on January 29.

How Tall Is Erriyon Knighton?

Kington is a man of tall stature standing at 6 ft 3 in or 1.91m.

What Happened To Erriyon Knighton?

Knighton underwent a drug test that became positive after consuming contaminated meat. However, he was cleared to compete at the Olympic Games after an inspection was done.

Social Media Account

Twitter – @ErriyonK

Instagram – erriyon.k