John Nunn (racewalker)

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John Nunn
John Nunn racewalking in 2003.jpg
Nunn at the 2003 Pan American Games
Personal information
Born (1978-02-03) February 3, 1978 (age 40)
Durango, Colorado, U.S.[1]
Height1.88 m (6 ft 2 in)[1]
Weight78 kg (172 lb)[1]
Sport
Country United States
SportRace walking
ClubU.S. Army[1]
Coached byEnrique Pena
Achievements and titles
Olympic finals2004, 2012
Updated on May 16, 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.[2] In the Olympics, Nunn finished in 42nd place in a personal best time of 4:03:28.[3][1]

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 soldier in the United States Army and a member of its World Class Athlete Program.

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

Being a professional baker, Nunn used a portion of his baking 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 May 8, 2004
50 km 4:03:21 hrs United States San Diego February 21, 2016
Track walk
20,000 m 1:25:15.9 hrs United States Palo Alto, California June 20, 2003

Achievements[edit]

John Nunn winning the 2012 Olympic Trials in Santee, California
Nunn in 2017
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 20 km 1:36:36
3rd Team (20 km) 26 pts
2002 IAAF World Race Walking Cup Turin, Italy 20 km DNF
12th Team (20 km) 149 pts
2003 Pan American Race Walking Cup Chula Vista, California, United States 17th 20 km 1:32:13
1st Team (20 km) 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 (20 km) 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 (20 km) 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 (20 km) 163 pts
2007 Pan American Games Rio de Janeiro, Brazil 7th 20 km 1:32.37
Military World Games Hyderabad, India 9th 20,000m 1:35:51
2008 IAAF World Race Walking Cup Cheboksary, Chuvashia, Russia 79th 20 km 1:31:47
19th Team (20 km) 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 (20 km) 39 pts
US National Championships Eugene, Oregon, United States 2nd 20,000m 1:23:51.73
Pan American Games Guadalajara, México 8th 20 km 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 20 km 1:36:33 A
4th Team (20 km) 67 pts
World Championships Moscow, Russia 46th 50 km 4:34:55
2015 Pan American Race Walking Cup Arica, Chile 23rd 20 km 1:29:33
7th Team (20 km) 75 pts
World Championships Beijing, China 37th 50 km 4:09:44

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e John Nunn Archived November 3, 2012, at the Wayback Machine.. sports-reference.com
  2. ^ USATF (January 22, 2012) Nunn wins 2012 U.S. Olympic Team Trials – Men’s 50 km Race Walk.
  3. ^ IAAF (August 11, 2012) 50 Kilometres Race Walk.
  4. ^ Deseret News (June 28, 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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