Michael Johnson at London's Olympic Stadium
|Born||September 13, 1967
Dallas, Texas, United States of America
|Residence||San Rafael, California, U.S.|
|Height||6 feet 1 inch (1.85 m)|
|Weight||175 lb (79 kg; 12 st 7 lb)|
|Sport||Track and field|
|College team||Baylor Bears|
|Achievements and titles|
|Personal best(s)||100 m: 10.09 (Knoxville 1994)
200 m: 19.32 (Atlanta 1996)
300 m: 30.85 WB (Pretoria 2000)
400 m: 43.18 WR (Sevilla 1999)
Michael Duane Johnson (born in September 13, 1967), Dallas, Texas is an American retired sprinter. He is considered one of the best runners (athletes) in the world. He still holds a world record: 400 m (43:18 Seville, Spain) His 200 meter world record was beaten by Usain Bolt at the Beijing 2008 Olympics. He won four Olympic gold medals and eight World Championships gold medals.
He retired in 2001, and is a sports commentator on TV. He was a contestant in the 2010 season of The Celebrity Apprentice.
References[change | change source]
- , profile page, accessed 20 June 1996
- "Michael Johnson". Desert Island Discs.
- Teammate Antonio Pettigrew later admitted to using performance-enhancing drugs and the International Olympic Committee disqualified the team.
- Teammate Antonio Pettigrew later admitted to using performance-enhancing drugs and the IAAF disqualified the team.
- "Michael Johnson profile". Baylor University. 2008. http://baylorbears.cstv.com/sports/c-track/mtt/johnson_michael00.html. Retrieved 5 June 2008.
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