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Michael Rodgers (born April 24, 1985) is an American professional track and field sprinter who specializes in the 100 m and the 60 m.

Mike Rodgers
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Mike Rodgers at the 2014 DécaNation
Personal information
Full nameMichael Rodgers
NationalityAmerican
Born (1985-04-24) April 24, 1985 (age 34)
St. Louis, Missouri, U.S.[1]
Height5 ft 9 in (175 cm)[1]
Weight178 lb (81 kg)[1]
Sport
SportTrack and field
Event(s)Sprints
College teamOklahoma Baptist Bison
Lindenwood Lions
TeamNike
Turned pro2007
Coached byDarryl Woodson[1]
Achievements and titles
Personal best(s)

Contents

CareerEdit

Rodgers attended Berkeley High School in St. Louis, Missouri where he ran varsity track and played varsity basketball for the Bulldogs. Later attended Lindenwood University and Oklahoma Baptist University where he was a 10-time NAIA national champion from 2005-2007. Rodgers still holds the NAIA Indoor 60m record with a 6.65.

In 60 meters, he became the 2008 US Indoor Champion and went on to finish fourth at the 2008 World Indoor Championships. In the 100 meters he finished sixth at the 2008 World Athletics Final.

The start of the 2009 outdoor season saw Rodgers improve his 100 and 200 meter personal bests: at the Grande Prêmio Brasil Caixa meet in May he recorded times of 10.01 and 20.24 seconds respectively.[4] He further improved his 100 m best in June at the Prefontaine Classic, breaking the 10-second barrier for the first time with a world-leading performance of 9.94 seconds.[5]

Rodgers qualified for his first World Championships in Athletics with a win at the 2009 US Championships in June. Of his first outdoor national victory he said: "This is my year. I came here with a lot of confidence. I think I can medal in Berlin if I work hard and stay humble."[6] He reached the semi-finals at the 2009 World Championships, finishing fifth and just missing out on a place in the 100 m final. He closed the season with a fourth-place finish at the 2009 IAAF World Athletics Final.

The following year he turned to the 60 m at the 2010 IAAF World Indoor Championships and took the silver medal behind Dwain Chambers with a run of 6.53 seconds – his first medal on the global stage.[7]

He improved up to running 9.85 at the Prefontaine classic 2011.

On July 19, 2011 he tested positive for a banned stimulant at a meeting in Italy. Rodgers claimed innocence, but accepted a provisional ban making him ineligible to participate at the World Championships in Daegu that year.[8] He and his agent, Tony Campbell, initially claimed that Rodgers accidentally ingested the stimulant in an energy drink containing the stimulant at a club in Italy.[9][10] He later accepted that he had taken a supplement called "Jack3d" which contained the stimulant methylhexanamine, a substance commonly found in nutritional supplements and energy drinks. In March 2012 he accepted a 9-month ban starting from the day his urine sample was taken, making him still eligible to participate at the USA Olympic Trials in Eugene that year.[11][12]

StatisticsEdit

All information from IAAF profile unless otherwise noted.[13]

Personal bestsEdit

Event Time Wind (m/s) Competition Venue Date Notes
60 m 6.48 n/a U.S. Indoor Championships Albuquerque, New Mexico, U.S. February 27, 2011 A, WL [14]
100 m 9.85 +1.3 Prefontaine Classic Eugene, Oregon, U.S. June 4, 2011
9.80 w +2.7 Prefontaine Classic Eugene, Oregon, U.S. May 31, 2014 Wind-assisted
+2.4 U.S. Championships Eugene, Oregon, U.S. June 27, 2014 Wind-assisted
200 m 20.24 0.0 Grande Premio Brasil Caixa de Atletismo Belém, Brazil May 24, 2009
4×100 m relay 37.38 n/a World Relays Nassau, Bahamas May 2, 2015 NR, CR [note 1] [15]

Seasonal bestsEdit

Year 60 meters 100 meters
2003 6.89 10.81
2004 6.86 10.63
2005 6.71 10.30
2006 6.64 10.26
2007 6.65 10.10
2008 6.54 10.06
2009 6.51 9.94
2010 6.52 10.00
2011 6.48 9.85
2012 9.94
2013 6.53 9.90
2014 6.51 9.91
2015 6.52 9.86
2016 6.51 9.97
2017 6.62 10.00
2018 6.50 9.89
2019 6.54 10.00

International championship resultsEdit

Year Competition Venue Position Event Time Wind Notes
Representing the   United States
2008 World Indoor Championships Valencia, Spain 4th 60 m 6.57 n/a
DécaNation Paris, France 3rd 100 m 10.48 −0.5
2009 World Championships Berlin, Germany 5th (semi 1) 100 m 10.04 +0.2
DQ (semi 2) 4×100 m relay n/a Passing out of zone[16]
DécaNation Paris, France 1st 100 m 10.10 +0.8
2010 World Indoor Championships Doha, Qatar 2nd 60 m 6.53 n/a
DécaNation Annecy, France 1st 100 m 10.13 −0.8
2013 World Championships Moscow, Russia 2nd 4×100 m relay 37.66 n/a
DécaNation Valence, France 1st 100 m 10.21 −1.5
2014 DécaNation Angers, France 1st 100 m 10.14 +0.9
Representing the   Americas
2014 Continental Cup Marrakesh, Morocco 2nd 100 m 10.04 −0.1
1st 4×100 m relay 37.97 n/a SB
Representing the   United States
2015 World Relays Nassau, Bahamas 1st 4×100 m relay 37.38 n/a CR, PB [15]
World Championships Beijing, China 5th 100 m 9.94 −0.5
DQ 4×100 m relay 37.77 n/a Passing out of zone[17]
DécaNation Paris, France 2nd 100 m 10.09 −0.6
2016 World Indoor Championships Portland, Oregon, U.S. 6th 60 m 6.54 n/a
Olympic Games Rio de Janeiro, Brazil DQ 4×100 m relay n/a Passing out of zone[18]
2017 World Relays Nassau, Bahamas 1st 4×100 m relay 38.43 n/a
World Championships London, England 2nd 4×100 m relay 37.52 n/a SB
Representing the   Americas
2018 Continental Cup Ostrava, Czech Republic 1st 4×100 m relay 38.05 n/a SB
Representing the   United States
2019 World Relays Yokohama, Japan 2nd 4×100 m relay 38.07 n/a

National competition resultsEdit

Year Competition Venue Position Event Time Wind Notes
Representing the Lindenwood Lions
2004 U.S. Junior Championships College Station, Texas 5th 100 m 10.37 w +3.2 Wind-assisted [19]
6th 200 m 21.40 0.0 [20]
2005 U.S. Championships Carson, California 18th 100 m 10.37 +1.0 [21]
Unattached
2006 U.S. Championships Indianapolis, Indiana 6th (qf 3) 100 m 10.41 +0.4 [22]
Representing the Oklahoma Baptist Bison
2007 U.S. Indoor Championships Boston, Massachusetts 11th 60 m 6.74 n/a [23]
Unattached
2007 U.S. Championships Indianapolis, Indiana 14th 100 m 10.40 −1.4 [24]
2008 U.S. Indoor Championships Boston, Massachusetts 1st 60 m 6.54 n/a PB [25]
Representing Nike
2008 U.S. Olympic Trials Eugene, Oregon 7th 100 m 10.01 w +4.1 Wind-assisted [26]
2009 U.S. Championships Eugene, Oregon 1st 100 m 9.91 w +3.1 Wind-assisted [27]
2010 U.S. Indoor Championships Albuquerque, New Mexico 1st 60 m 6.52 n/a A, SB [28]
2011 U.S. Indoor Championships Albuquerque, New Mexico 1st 60 m 6.48 n/a A, WL, PB [29][14]
U.S. Championships Eugene, Oregon 3rd 100 m 9.99 +1.3 [30]
Unattached
2012 U.S. Olympic Trials Eugene, Oregon 4th 100 m 9.94 +1.8 SB [31]
Representing Nike
2013 U.S. Championships Des Moines, Iowa 3rd 100 m 9.98 +1.1 [32]
2014 U.S. Indoor Championships Albuquerque, New Mexico 1st (qf 4) 60 meters 6.51 n/a A, Q[note 2], SB [33]
U.S. Championships Sacramento, California 1st 100 m 10.07 −1.7 [34]
2015 U.S. Championships Eugene, Oregon 3rd 100 m 9.97 0.0 [35]
2016 U.S. Indoor Championships Portland, Oregon 1st (qf 1) 60 m 6.56 n/a Q[note 2] [36]
U.S. Olympic Trials Eugene, Oregon 4th 100 m 10.00 +1.6 [37]
5th (semi 1) 200 m 20.94 −1.1 [37]
Unattached
2017 U.S. Championships Sacramento, California 6th 100 m 10.17 −0.7 [38]
2018 U.S. Indoor Championships Albuquerque, New Mexico 3rd 60 m 6.50 n/a A, SB [39]
Representing Nike
2018 U.S. Championships Des Moines, Iowa 1st (qf 3) 100 m 9.89 +1.4 Q[note 2], WL, SB [40][41]

Circuit winsEdit

60 metersEdit

100 metersEdit

200 metersEdit

4 × 100 meters relayEdit

NotesEdit

  1. ^ Shared with Justin Gatlin, Tyson Gay, and Ryan Bailey for the USA.[15]
  2. ^ a b c Did not start (DNS) in the semi.

ReferencesEdit

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