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Encyclopedia > Andre Cason

Andre Cason (born January 20, 1969 in Virginia Beach) is a former American sprinter. He was a member of the US 4 x 100 metres relay team that won the gold medal at the 1991 World Championships in Athletics in Tokyo in world record time of 37.50 sec. A few weeks after this event Cason ran his first sub-10-second 100 metres race when winning in Koblenz in 9.99 seconds. January 20 is the 20th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... For the Stargate SG-1 episode, see 1969 (Stargate SG-1). ... Part of the Virginia Beach oceanfront resort strip. ... Sprints are races in athletics. ... The 4 × 100 metres relay or sprint relay is an athletics track event run in lanes over one lap of the track with four runners completing 100 meters each. ... The 3rd World Championships in Athletics, under the auspices of the International Association of Athletics Federations, were held in the Olympic Stadium in Tokyo, Japan between August 23 and September 1. ... For other uses of 100 metres, see 1 E2 m. ...


1992 started very promisingly for Cason as he set a new 60 metres world indoor record with 6.41 seconds and kept his excellent form until the early summer. However, at the 1992 US Olympic Trials he injured himself and was out for the rest of the season. 60 metres is a sprint event in athletics. ...


In 1993 Cason won the 100 m at the US Trials in Eugene and won a won a silver medal over 100 m at the 1993 World Championships in Athletics in Stuttgart, running in 9.92 s. In the 4 x 100 m relay he was a member of the US team that tied the world record at 37.40 s in the semi-finals, and won the gold in the final with 37.48 s. The 4th World Championships in Athletics, under the auspices of the International Association of Athletics Federations, were held in the Gottlieb Daimler Stadium, Stuttgart, Germany between August 13 and August 22. ...


External links

  • IAAF profile for Andre Cason

 
 

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