Michael Johnson

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Michael Johnson
Michael Johnson at London Olympic Stadium 2010-07 1.JPG
Michael Johnson at London's Olympic Stadium
Personal information
Nationality American
Born September 13, 1967 (1967-09-13) (age 46)
Dallas, Texas, United States of America
Residence San Rafael, California, U.S.
Height 6 feet 1 inch (1.85 m)[1]
Weight 175 lb (79 kg; 12 st 7 lb)[1]
Sport
Sport Track and field
Event(s) Sprints
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.[5]

He was the first athlete to win both the 200m and 400m sprints in the same Olympic Games (Atlanta, Georgia).

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]

  1. 1.0 1.1 [1], profile page, accessed 20 June 1996
  2. "Michael Johnson". Desert Island Discs.
  3. Teammate Antonio Pettigrew later admitted to using performance-enhancing drugs and the International Olympic Committee disqualified the team.
  4. Teammate Antonio Pettigrew later admitted to using performance-enhancing drugs and the IAAF disqualified the team.
  5. "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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