Lorenzo Daniel

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Lorenzo Daniel
Personal information
Nationality American
Born (1966-03-23) March 23, 1966 (age 53)
Avera, Georgia, United States
Event(s)200 metres
College teamMSU Bulldogs
Achievements and titles
Personal best(s)200 m: 19.87 (Eugene 1988)

Lorenzo Daniel (born March 23, 1966) is an American retired track and field sprinter, best known for setting the 1985 world's best year performance in the men's 200 meters and being one of the fastest to run the event at the time. He did so on May 18, 1985 at a meet in Starkville, Mississippi, clocking 20.07. His fastest-ever 200m dash was 19.87 at Eugene, Oregon 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; has a wife, Sissy Sanders-Daniel and three children: Lauren, Lorenzo Jr., and Lorielle. He also founded and currently runs a sports agility company, Turbo Techniques.


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