DaBryan Blanton

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DaBryan Blanton
Personal information
Nationality  United States
Born (1984-07-03) July 3, 1984 (age 34)
Forney, Texas
Height 5 ft 11 in (1.80 m)
Weight 155 lb (70 kg)
Sport Running
Event(s) Sprints
College team Oklahoma Sooners
Club Nike
Coached by Shanon Atkinson
Achievements and titles
Personal best(s) 100 m: 10.07 (Lincoln 2003)
200 m: 20.37 (Austin 2001)

DaBryan Blanton (born July 3, 1984) is an American sprint athlete. He attended the University of Oklahoma, where he was a three-time Big 12 champion in the 100 metres,[1] until 2005, when he decided to sign a professional contract with Nike.[2]

In his freshman season at Oklahoma, while still a junior athlete by IAAF standards, Blanton ran a 10.07 in the 100 metres, which at the time tied Stanley Floyd's American Junior Record.

A native of Forney, Texas, Blanton also played football in high school, and was ranked the No. 47 prospect in the nation by Rivals.com.[3]


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Preceded by
Clinton Davis
Boys' World Youth Best Holder, 200 metres
12 May 2001 – 5 April 2003
Succeeded by
Usain Bolt