John Nunn (athlete)

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John Nunn
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John Nunn winning the 2012 US Olympic Trials 50 km racewalk in Santee, California
Personal information
Born (1978-02-03) February 3, 1978 (age 37)
Durango, Colorado
Height 1.88 m (6 ft 2 in)
Weight 78 kg (172 lb)
Sport
Country  United States
Sport Race walking
Coached by Enrique Pena
Achievements and titles
Olympic finals 2004, 2012
Updated on 16 May 2015.

John Hamilton Nunn (born February 3, 1978) is an American race walker. He competed at the 2004 Summer Olympics, finishing in 26th place in the men's 20 km event. On January 22, 2012, he qualified to represent the U.S. in the 2012 Summer Olympics in the 50km racewalk.[1] In the Olympics, Nunn finished in 42nd place in a personal best time of 4:03:28.[2][3]

His personal bests are: 20 km walk 1:22:31, May 8, 2004 in Birštonas, Lithuania and 5 km walk (indoors) 19:26.43 on March 2, 2003 in Boston at the USA Indoor Track and Field Championships.

Nunn is a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.[4]

An experienced professional baker, Nunn used a portion of his profits to bring his daughter Ella with him to the Olympics in London.[5]

Personal bests[edit]

Event Result Venue Date
Road walk
20 km 1:22:31 hrs Lithuania Birštonas 8 May 2004
50 km 4:03:28 hrs United Kingdom London 15 Jun 2008
Track walk
20,000 m 1:25:15.9 hrs United States Palo Alto, California 20 Jun 2003

Achievements[edit]

Year Competition Venue Position Event Notes
Representing the  United States
1997 Pan American Junior Championships La Habana, Cuba 5th 10,000m 46:38.98
2000 NACAC U-25 Championships Monterrey, Mexico 3rd 20,000m 1:45:37.35
2001 Pan American Race Walking Cup Cuenca, Ecuador 8th 20km 1:36:36
3rd Team (20km) 26 pts
2002 IAAF World Race Walking Cup Turin, Italy 20 km DNF
12th Team (20km) 149 pts
2003 Pan American Race Walking Cup Chula Vista, California, United States 17th 20 km 1:32:13
1st Team (20km) 13 pts
Pan American Games Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic 8th 20 km 1:35:34
2004 IAAF World Race Walking Cup Naumburg, Germany 50th 20 km 1:26:19
9th Team (20km) 111 pts
Olympic Games Athens, Greece 26th 20 km 1:27:38
2005 Pan American Race Walking Cup Lima, Perú 16th 20 km 1:29:44
5th Team (20km) 49 pts
World Championships Helsinki, Finland 30th 20 km 1:27:10
2006 IAAF World Race Walking Cup La Coruña, Spain 71st 20 km 1:31:49
15th Team (20km) 163 pts
2007 Pan American Games Rio de Janeiro, Brazil 7th 20 km 1:32.37
Military World Games Hyderabad, Brazil 9th 20,000m 1:35:51
2008 IAAF World Race Walking Cup Cheboksary, Chuvashia, Russia 79th 20 km 1:31:47
19th Team (20km) 252 pts
2010 US National Championships Des Moines, Iowa, United States 1st 20,000m 1:29:21.60
2011 Pan American Race Walking Cup Envigado, Colombia 11th 20 km 1:31:26
2nd Team (20km) 39 pts
US National Championships Eugene, Oregon, United States 2nd 20,000m 1:23:51.73
Pan American Games Guadalajara, México 8th 20km 1:26:30 A
2012 Olympic Games London, England 43rd 50 km 4:03:28
2013 Pan American Race Walking Cup Ciudad de Guatemala, Guatemala 24th 20km 1:36:33 A
4th Team (20km) 67 pts
World Championships Moscow, Russia 46th 50km 4:34:55
2015 Pan American Race Walking Cup Arica, Chile 23rd 20km 1:29:33
7th Team (20km) 75 pts

References[edit]

  1. ^ USATF (January 22, 2012) Nunn wins 2012 U.S. Olympic Team Trials - Men’s 50 km Race Walk.
  2. ^ IAAF (11 August 2012) 50 Kilometres Race Walk.
  3. ^ John Nunn. sports-reference.com
  4. ^ Deseret News (28 June 2012). "Mormons in the 2012 Olympics".
  5. ^ Kevin Baxter (July 9, 2012) "Olympics: John Nunn is one tough cookie who walks the walk". latimes.

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