Tracy Mattes

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Tracy Mattes
American Athlete Tracy Mattes with the Olympic Torch at the 2010 Vancouver Winter Olympic Games.jpg
Personal information
Full name Tracy Mattes
Nationality American
Born 13 December 1969
Milwaukee, WI
Sport
Country  United States
Sport Track and field athletics
Club

Arizona State University

University of Wisconsin
Team USA Track & Field

Tracy Mattes (born December 13, 1969 in Milwaukee, Wisconsin) is a retired American track and field athlete and Humanitarian Activist.

In 2009 Tracy was inducted into the World Sports Humanitarian Hall of Fame, joining an elite fraternity of past inductees such as Tennis great Arthur Ashe, Olympian Jesse Owens, Gymnast Mary Lou Retton, Major League Baseball pioneer Jackie Robinson, soccer great Pelé and the Harlem Globetrotters. Chaired by George H.W. Bush, 41st President of the United States, the Hall of Fame recognizes individuals from amateur and professional sports who distinguish themselves with their humanitarian efforts.

Tracy specialized in the 400 meter hurdles and also competed in the Modern Pentathlon for a short period of time. She served for 7 years as a UN Special Representative focusing on building small libraries in Africa, and held the position of Director of Global Programs for the World Olympians Association under the Presidency of Olympic Gold Medalist Dick Fosbury. Tracy is currently the Executive Director for the American Water Ski Educational Foundation, the headquarters of the Water Ski Hall of Fame and Museum and USA Water Ski.

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