Michael Bingham

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Michael Bingham
Michael Bingham Barcelona 2010.jpg
Michael Bingham in Barcelona 2010
Personal information
Full name Michael Allen Oswald Bingham
Nationality British
Born (1986-04-13) 13 April 1986 (age 28)
Sylva, North Carolina, USA
Sport
Sport Running
Event(s) 200m, 400m
College team Wake Forest University

Michael Bingham (born 13 April 1986) is a British 400 m athlete.

He is one of five children born to British citizen Norris Bingham and his wife Mollissie in Sylva, North Carolina. His parents separated when he was young,[1] and he was raised by his mother, attending The McCallie School. Bingham holds the school record in the 100 m, 200 m, 300IH, 4 x 100 m, 4 x 200 m, 4 x 400 m, 110 m hurdles and decathlon.[2]

Bingham studies at Wake Forest University, and after transferring allegiance on April 30, 2008,[1] Bingham was part of the Great Britain 4 x 400 m relay team at the 2008 Summer Olympics, that came 4th in Beijing. He ran a personal best of 44.74 in the 400 m semi-finals of 2009 World Championships in Athletics, qualifying for the final where he finished 7th. He then won silver with the Great Britain 4 x 400 m relay team with Conrad Williams, Robert Tobin and Martyn Rooney. He was formerly managed by Michael Johnson.[3]

On 9 November 2013, he married Shana Cox, also an American-born sprinter representing Great Britain.[4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b http://www.athletics-weekly.com/newsarticle.php?id=537
  2. ^ http://wakeforestsports.cstv.com/sports/m-track/mtt/bingham_michael00.html
  3. ^ "Athletics: World Championships". 16 August 2013. Event occurs at 18:49 (broadcast time). BBC Two. "I used to represent him" (Michael Johnson during discussion of Bingham's performance in 4x400m relay)
  4. ^ IAAF Relays bio

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