Bryan Bronson

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Bryan Bronson
Personal information
Nationality  United States
Born (1972-09-09) September 9, 1972 (age 41)
Jasper, Texas
Sport
Sport Track and field
Event(s) Hurdling
Updated on 5 May 2012.

John Bryan Bronson (born September 9, 1972) is an American 400-meter hurdler, who won the bronze medal at the 1997 World Championships in Athens. He also represented his country at the 1996 Summer Olympics. He won three consecutive titles at the USA Outdoor Track and Field Championships from 1996 to 1998.[1]

His personal best time was 47.03 seconds, achieved in June 1998 in New Orleans. The time is currently third on the all time list.[2]

He began his career as a sprint specialist and was the gold medallist in the 200 metres and 4×100 metres relay at the 1991 Pan American Junior Athletics Championships.[3][4] In his youth he was chosen as the Gatorade National Track and Field Athlete of the Year. He studied at Rice University and represented his college athletically in NCAA competition. He was the 1993 NCAA outdoor champion in the 400 m hurdles.[5]

He narrowly missed on sharing the US$1,000,000 jackpot on the 1998 IAAF Golden League circuit as he won the first six meetings but came only sixth in the 1998 IAAF Grand Prix Final.[6][7] At the end of the season he won at the Goodwill Games with a games record time of 47.15 seconds. [8]

He received a two-year ban from the sport in 1999 after failing a drugs test for steroids.[9] He returned to action in 2002 and 2004 but never again competed at a top level championship.[10]

References[edit]

  1. ^ United States Championships (Men 1943-). GBR Athletics. Retrieved on 2014-01-11.
  2. ^ IAAF 400 Hurdles all time list. IAAF. Retrieved on 2014-01-11.
  3. ^ Pan American Junior Athletics Championships. GBR Athletics. Retrieved on 2014-01-11.
  4. ^ Pan American Junior Athletics Championships 1991. World Junior Athletics History. Retrieved on 2014-01-11.
  5. ^ NCAA Division I Championships (Men). GBR Athletics. Retrieved on 2014-01-11.
  6. ^ IAAF Grand Prix Final. GBR Athletics. Retrieved on 2014-01-11.
  7. ^ IAAF Grand Prix Final 1998 -Results 400 METRES HURDLES - Men. IAAF. Retrieved on 2014-01-11.
  8. ^ Goodwill Games. GBR Athletics. Retrieved on 2014-01-11.
  9. ^ TRACK AND FIELD; Bronson, Top U.S. Hurdler, Suspended Over Drug Test. New York Times (1999-04-03). Retrieved on 2014-01-11.
  10. ^ Bryan Bronson. IAAF. Retrieved on 2014-01-11.

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Achievements
Preceded by
United States Derrick Adkins
Men's 400m Hurdles Best Year Performance
1997 – 1998
Succeeded by
Italy Fabrizio Mori