Derrick Peterson

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Derrick Peterson
Personal information
Nationality American
Born (1977-11-28) November 28, 1977 (age 36)
Waycross, Georgia
Height 5 ft 11 in (1.80 m)[1]
Weight 160 lb (73 kg)
Sport
Sport Track and field
Event(s) 800 metres
College team University of Missouri
Club adidas

Derrick Peterson (born November 28, 1977 in Waycross, Georgia[1]) is a retired American middle-distance runner who specialized in the 800 meters.[2] He represented his country at the 2004 Summer Olympics without reaching the semifinals. He won the silver medal in the event at the 2001 Summer Universiade and the bronze at the 1999 Summer Universiade.

He is now the assistant coach of long sprints and hurdles at his alma matter, the University of Missouri.[3]

Competition record[edit]

Year Competition Venue Position Event Notes
Representing the  United States
1999 Universiade Palma de Mallorca, Spain 3rd 800 m 1:46.75
1st (h) 4x400 m relay 3:05.03
2001 World Championships Edmonton, Canada 25th (h) 800 m 1:48.56
Universiade Beijing, China 2nd 800 m 1:45.49
2004 World Indoor Championships Budapest, Hungary 20th (h) 800 m 1:50.05
Olympic Games Athens, Greece 42nd (h) 800 m 1:47.60

Personal bests[edit]

Outdoor

  • 800 meters – 1:45.08 (Sacramento 2004)
  • 1000 meters – 2:25.72 (Palo Alto 2003)

Indoor

  • 800 meters – 1:45.88 (Indianapolis 1999)
  • 1000 meters – 2:19.82 (Boston 2002)

References[edit]