Lorenzo Daniel

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Lorenzo Daniel
Personal information
Nationality  American
Born (1966-03-23) March 23, 1966 (age 51)
Avera, Georgia, United States
Sport Running
Event(s) 200 metres
College team MSU Bulldogs
Achievements and titles
Personal best(s) 200 m: 19.87 (Eugene 1988)

Lorenzo Daniel (born March 23, 1966) is a retired track and field sprinter from the United States, best known for setting the 1985 world's best year performance in the men's 200 meters and one of the fastest to ever run. He did so on 18 May 1985 at a meet in Starkville, Mississippi, clocking 20.07. His fastest-ever 200m dash was 19.87 at Eugene in 1988. He attended Mississippi State University, and majored in Sports Communication. Daniel was born in Avera, Georgia and grew up in Wrens, Georgia. At a time he was the third-fastest man in the world. Though he made the 1988 Olympics, he injured himself before he could attend The Games. He now resides in Dallas, Texas and has three children; Lauren, Lorenzo Jr., and Lorielle. He founded and runs the company Turbo Techniques.


Sporting positions
Preceded by
United States Carl Lewis
Men's 200 m Best Year Performance
Succeeded by
United States Floyd Heard