In his record breaking career, he won several medals and awards. He got BBC Overseas Sports personality of the year in 2008, 2009 and 2012. In 2008 and 2009, he got track and field athlete of the year award. In 2008, 2009, 2011 and 2012 he becomes the IAAF world athlete of the year. For his outstanding performance on the field at international level, he was awarded with the Order of Jamaica award in 2009. This award is considered to be equitant of knighthood of the British honor system.