Top 10 American Men Sprinters
Known as the world's fastest men, champion sprinters are some of the most exciting athletes to watch. The United States has been lucky to have some of the greatest sprinters of all-time representing the country in the Olympic Games. From the ground breaking sprinters of the past, such as Jesse Owens and Tommie Smith, to the record-setters of today, such as Carl Lewis and Michael Johnson, author Ron Knapp looks at ten of the greatest sprinters in American history.
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100-meter relay team 200-meter dash 9.4 seconds Abilene Christian College African Americans ahead Bob Hayes Bobby Joe Morrow Born California Carl Lewis Cass Technical High Charlie Paddock clocked coach crossed the finish Dallas David Wallechinsky Detroit Drayton early lead Eddie Tolan fastest sprinters feet Field Hall final finish line Florida A&M football Games in Atlanta Gold medal winner Hall of Fame Henry Carr Honors Ibid Inducted into USA Internet Address Jesse Owens Jim Hines John Carlos Raised Kenny Moore later long jump Medal of Freedom Michael Johnson Michigan Olympic Games Olympic record Protested Racism Raised Their Fists Ralph Metcalfe runner San Benito set a world shoe Smith and John Sports Champions Sports Illustrated star Summer Olympics Boston teammate Technical High School Texas tied the world Tokyo took an early Track and Field United States team University USA Track victory Willingboro world's fastest human x 100-meter relay yard dash