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Wallace Spearmon
Wallace Spearmon United States of America

  • Country: United States
  • Sport: Track & Field
  • Height: 6'3" / 1.91m
  • Weight: 174 lbs / 78.9 kg
  • Born: 12/24/1984
  • Hometown: Dallas, TX, USA
  • Career Highlights: Spearmon is off to London with an almost-certain chip on his shoulder, a wound that's consumed him for the past four years. Spearmon won the 200m NCAA outdoor title in 2004 and 2005 and bronze at the 2007 Worlds, and it appeared he was in position to win bronze in the 2008 Beijing Games. But he was disqualified for stepping out of his lane - as was second-place finisher Churandy Martina - which gave American Shawn Crawford and Walter Dix silver and bronze, respectively. Spearmon showed at the 2012 U.S. Olympic trials that he's ready to make up for his Beijing misstep, cruising to a first-place finish in the 200m with a time of 19.82 seconds. "That’s definitely something that’s been on my mind for a while," Spearmon said of qualifying for London. "If I didn’t make the team this year that would have been on my mind for the rest of my life. I don’t take my second chances lightly." Spearmon appeared in a 2011 episode of the Discovery Channel series MythBusters, where he helped investigate the possibility of a human being able to run on water. In London, he'll settle for being the fastest on land.
  • Previous Olympics: 2008
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