Eric Thomas (hurdler)

Eric Ashley Thomas (born December 1, 1973, in Carthage, Texas) is a male hurdler from the United States, who represented his native country at the 2000 Summer Olympics in Sydney, Australia. He set his personal best (47.94) in the men's 400 m hurdles event on June 13, 2000, in Rome, Italy.


Year Competition Venue Position Notes
1994 NJCAA Blinn College 1st 400 m hurdles
1996 Olympic Trials Atlanta, GA 4th 400 m hurdles
1999 Pan American Games Winnipeg, Canada 2nd 400 m hurdles
2000 Summer Olympics Sydney, Australia 9th 400 m hurdles
2003 Pan American Games Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic 2nd 400 m hurdles
World Championships Paris, France 14th 400 m hurdles


Eric Thomas founded Champion Trainers, LLC in 2005 to train young athletes for success in their chosen sports activities. Champion Trainers provides individualized fitness and athletic programs to improve endurance, speed, agility, flexibility, mechanics and overall performance.


The Eric Thomas Foundation, a 501(c) (3) non-profit charitable organization, was organized to raise scholarship funds for youth who wish to pursue higher education and to improve the health and fitness of Texas youths. The Eric Thomas Foundation seeks to target high school athletes and/or students who would otherwise be unable to acquire financial assistance and support, and will make the dream of obtaining higher education a reality. The Eric Thomas Scholarship was presented to its first recipient at Garrison High School on May 17, 2011.