Brian Lewis (athlete)

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Brian Lewis
Personal information
Born (1974-12-05) December 5, 1974 (age 41)
Sacramento, California, U.S.
Residence Portsmouth, Virginia, U.S.
Height 5 ft 8 in (1.73 m)
Weight 158 lb (72 kg)
Sport Track and field
Event(s) 100 metres, 200 metres
College team Norfolk State

Brian M. Lewis (born December 5, 1974) is an American athlete, winner of gold medal in 4x100 m relay at the 2000 Summer Olympics.

Born in Sacramento, California, Brian Lewis played baseball (his father and uncle had played professional baseball) through his ninth grade, but moved then to athletics, because he did not want his father to coach him. Lewis graduated from Highlands High School in 1993.

Lewis was the member of American 4x100 m relay team, that did not finish its heat at the 1997 World Championships. At the 1998 Goodwill Games, Lewis was third in 100 m.

In 1999, Lewis won the US National Championships in 100 m and ran the third leg on the American 4x100 m relay team, which won the gold medal at the World Championships and also reached the semifinals of 100 m.

At the Sydney Olympics, Lewis ran the third leg on the gold medal-winning American 4x100 m relay team.