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Rodney Martin (born December 22, 1982) is an American sprinter.[1] Martin is a native of Las Vegas, Nevada. He attended Western High School, where he played football and ran track. At the University of South Carolina Rodney became a three-time All-American and broke the indoor and outdoor 200m school records. Martin ran 4th place at the 2007 World Championships in Osaka, Japan in the 200m dash, missing the bronze medal to Wallace Spearmon Jr. by 100th of a second. The Americans placed 1st (Tyson Gay), 3rd place (Wallace Spearmon Jr) and 4th place (Rodney Martin). Martin obtained the gold medal as an alternate running on the gold medal USA 4 × 100 m relay that year. Martin made his first Olympic Team in 2008 in Beijing China, where he ran the first leg of the 4 x 100 metre relay.

Rodney Martin
Rodney Martin 2007.jpg
Rodney Martin in 2007
Personal information
Nationality United States
Born (1982-12-22) December 22, 1982 (age 36)
Las Vegas, Nevada, U.S.
Height5 ft 9 in (1.75 m)
Weight165 lb (75 kg)
Event(s)100 metres, 200 metres
Achievements and titles
Personal best(s)100m: 9.95 s (Eugene 2008)
200m: 19.99 s (Eugene 2008)

United States at the 2008 Summer Olympics in Beijing. He competed in the 4x100 metres relay together with Travis Padgett, Darvis Patton and Tyson Gay. In their qualification heat Martin ran the first leg of the race. They did not finish due to a mistake in the baton exchange and they were eliminated.[1]

As of 2014, Martin was serving in the United States Navy.[2]

Personal bestsEdit


Distance Time Wind Location / Date
100m 9.95 sec + 1.6 m/s Eugene / June 28, 2008
200m 19.99 sec + 1.7 m/s Eugene / July 6, 2008


Distance Time Location / Date
60m 6.75 sec Fayetteville / February 27, 2005
200m 20.38 sec Fayetteville / March 11, 2005


  1. ^ a b "Athlete biography: Rodney Martin". Archived from the original on September 9, 2008. Retrieved August 26, 2008.
  2. ^ Sunderman, Jonathan; Johnson, Andrew (September 2, 2014). "Fastest Sailor in the Fleet". All Hands: Magazine of the U.S. Navy. Retrieved August 11, 2016.

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