Ryan Bailey (athlete)
April 13, 1989 |
Portland, Oregon, United States
|Residence||Salem, Oregon, United States|
|Height||6 ft 4 in (1.93 m)|
|Weight||180 lb (82 kg)|
|Sport||Track and field|
|Achievements and titles|
|Personal best(s)||100 m: 9.88 (Rieti 2010)
200 m: 20.10 (Zürich 2010)
Ryan Bailey (born April 13, 1989) is an American track and field sprinter. He has personal bests of 9.88 seconds for the 100-meter dash and 20.10 seconds for the 200-meter dash. He ranks among the top ten Americans ever for the shorter distance.
A native of Portland, Oregon, Bailey attended Douglas McKay High School in Salem, where he won the 2007 Oregon State Championships 6A titles at 100 metres and 200 metres, and then went on to finish second and third over 200 metres at the Nike Outdoor Championships and USATF Junior Championships, respectively. After graduation, he began studying part-time at Chemeketa Community College.
He relocated to Ina, Illinois in January 2009, to attend Rend Lake College, known as one of the top junior college track and field programs in the United States. At Rend Lake, Bailey won the 55 metres dash at the National Junior College Indoor Championships and, during the outdoor season, won the 100 meters and finished second in the 200 meters at the National Junior College Track & Field Championships. His time of 10.05 was a personal best and a national junior college record. His 100 m time made him the 13th fastest American sprinter in 2009. He turned pro in August 2009, signing with Nike.
In August 2010, Bailey ran a new personal best of 9.88 seconds in the 100 metres, finishing second only to Nesta Carter (9.78 s) in Rieti, Italy. He also ran 20.10 to lower his personal best in the 200 m while placing third in the Weltklasse meet in Zurich, Switzerland and also finish the season third in the IAAF Diamond League 200 standings.
Bailey began his Olympic debut at the 2012 Summer Olympics in London, by winning his heat in Round 1 of the 100 metres in a time of 9.88 seconds, equalling his personal best at that time. He equaled that time again in the final for a fifth place finish.
|60 metres||6.58||Albuquerque, New Mexico, United States||27 February 2010|
|100 metres||9.88||Rieti, Italy
London, Great Britain
|29 August 2010,
4 and 5 August 2012
|200 metres||20.10||Zürich, Switzerland||19 August 2010|
- Eggers, Kerry (June 29, 2008). "Overcoming: Ryan Bailey doesn't have much – except great speed and some necessary support". Portland Tribune.
- Goldberg, Ryan (April 23, 2010). "After Some Detours, the Sprinter Bailey Finds His Stride". New York Times.
- "David Rudisha breaks own 800m world record". BBC News. August 29, 2010.
- "Salem sprinter Ryan Bailey earns to ticket Olympic Games in London". Statesman Journal. June 25, 2012.
- Ryan Bailey on Twitter
- Ryan Bailey profile at IAAF
- USATF profile
- DyeStat profile for Ryan Bailey
- London 2012 profile