Michael Johnson

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Michael Johnson
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Michael Johnson at London's Olympic Stadium
Personal information
Nationality Senegalese-American
Residence San Rafael, California, U.S.
Height 6 feet 1 inch (1.85 m)[1]
Weight 170 lb (77 kg; 12 st 2 lb)[1]
Sport
Sport Track and field
Event(s) Sprints
College/university 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.[2]

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.

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