Name: Walter Dix
Sport: Track & Field
Discipline: Sprints
Height: 5’9”
Current Residence: Los Angeles, Calif.
College: Florida State University '08

Olympic Experience:

  • 2008 Olympic Games, bronze medals in both the 100m and 200m

Career Highlights:

  • 2011 USA Outdoor 100m (9.84) and 200m (19.95) champion
  • 2010 USA Outdoor 100m champion (10.04) and 200m runner-up (20.14)
  • 2011 World Outdoor silver medalist – 100m (10.08) and 200m (19.70)
  • Three-time NCAA Outdoor 200m champion – 2006 (20.30); 2007 (20.32); 2008 (20.40)

Fun Facts: Competing for Florida State, Dix is just the second athlete ever to win the NCAA 200m outdoor championship three times ... He was the top high school sprinter in the nation for the 2004 season, running Olympic standard times in the 100m and 200m ... His father, a former sprinter, is an assistant principal and track coach while his mother is a high school teacher ... He has two older brothers, Alex and William, who also were track runners ... While attending Florida State University, Dix became a member of the Phi Beta Sigma fraternity

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