Andre Cason

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Andre Cason
Personal information
Nationality American
Born (1969-01-20) January 20, 1969 (age 47)
Virginia Beach, Virginia
Sport Running
Event(s) Sprints
College team Texas A&M Aggies

Andre Cason (born January 20, 1969) is an American former sprinter and a convicted fraudster. He was a member of the US 4 × 100 meters relay team that won the gold medal at the 1991 World Championships in Tokyo with a world record time of 37.50 seconds. A few weeks after this event Cason, ran his first sub-10-second 100 meters race when winning in Koblenz in 9.99 seconds. In 1999 he was sentenced to six months in a US Federal prison for passing a bogus $100,000 check.[1] After time working as a trainer in Hong Kong,[2] he currently works as trainer to the Thailand Olympic team.[3]

Cason attended Texas A&M University, where he was a two-time NCAA champion for the Aggies.[4]

The 1992 season started very promisingly for Cason as he set a new 60 meters world indoor record with 6.41 s 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.[5]

In 1993 Cason won the 100 m at the USA Outdoor Track and Field Championships in Eugene, Oregon and won a silver medal over 100 m at the 1993 World Championships in Athletics in Stuttgart, running in 9.92 s. In the 4×100 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.

Personal bests[edit]

Event Time (seconds) Venue Date
50 meters 5.62 Los Angeles, California, United States February 15, 1992
60 meters 6.41 World Record(1992–1998) Madrid, Spain February 14, 1992
100 meters 9.92 Stuttgart, Germany August 15, 1993


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