Todd Williams (athlete)
|Birth name||Todd Dwayne Williams|
|Born||March 7, 1969|
|College team||University of Tennessee|
|Achievements and titles|
|Personal best(s)||5000 meters: 13:19.50 |
Todd Dwayne Williams (born March 7, 1969 in Monroe, Michigan) 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).
|1992||Olympic Games||Barcelona, Spain||10th||10,000 m|
|1993||World Championships||Stuttgart, Germany||7th||10,000 m|
|1995||World Championships||Gothenburg, Sweden||9th||10,000 m|
|1996||Olympic Games||Atlanta, Georgia||DNF||10,000 m|
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