Todd Williams (runner)

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Todd Williams
Personal information
Birth nameTodd Dwayne Williams
Born (1969-03-07) March 7, 1969 (age 51)
Monroe, Michigan
Event(s)10,000 meters
College teamUniversity of Tennessee
Achievements and titles
Personal best(s)5000 meters: 13:19.50
10,000m: 27:31.34

Todd Dwayne Williams (born March 7, 1969 in Monroe, Michigan)[1] is a retired long-distance runner from the United States, who represented his native country at two consecutive Summer Olympics, starting in 1992. During high school he won the Michigan team race title twice. He was a two-time United States cross country champion, with victories in 1991 and 1993. He attended the University of Tennessee where he was an All-American for three years. Is also a Brazilian jiu-jitsu blackbelt under Luiz Palhares and runs an ASICS sponsored company known as RunSafer.

His personal bests were 13:19.50 in the 5000 m and 27:31.34 in the 10,000 m. He ran his marathon best of 2:11:17 in the 1997 Chicago Marathon. He is a five-time winner of the Gate River Run and set the current American record over 15 km at the event, running a time of 42:22 minutes for the distance. This is also the record for the whole of the North American, Central American and Caribbean region (NACAC).

Williams also holds the 3rd-fastest half marathon time ever by an American of 60:11 which he ran in Tokyo in 1993.[2]


Year Competition Venue Position Event
1992 Olympic Games Spain Barcelona, Spain 10th 10,000 m
1993 World Championships Germany Stuttgart, Germany 7th 10,000 m
1995 World Championships Sweden Gothenburg, Sweden 9th 10,000 m
1996 Olympic Games United States Atlanta, Georgia DNF 10,000 m


  1. ^ Todd Dwayne Williams. Sports Reference. Retrieved on 2012-01-26.
  2. ^ [1]

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