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Mike Rodgers

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Nationality  American
Name  Mike Rodgers
Weight  76 kg
Sport  Track and Field
Height  1.70 m
Education  Lindenwood University
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Born  April 24, 1985 (age 30) (1985-04-24) St. Louis, Missouri
Personal best(s)  100m: 9.85 (1.3 m/s) 200m: 20.24 (0.0 m/s)

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Michael "Mike" Rodgers (born April 24, 1985) is an American sprinter who specializes in the 100 meters.



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He 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.

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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.

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The start of the 2009 outdoor season saw Rodgers improve his 100 and 200 meter personal bests: at the Grande Premio Brasil Caixa meet in May he recorded times of 10.01 and 20.24 seconds respectively. 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.

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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." 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.

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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.

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

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In 2011 he failed a drugs test. He initially claimed that he drank an energy drink when in a club in Italy. He later accepted that he had taken a supplement called "Jack3d" and accepted a 9-month ban. Rodgers took methylhexaneamine, a stimulant commonly found in nutritional supplements and energy drinks. That was discovered following the results of an in-competition urine test carried out in Italy on 19 July 2011. Despite this he was still able to compete in the 2012 Olympic Games in London

Personal bests

  • All information taken from IAAF profile.
  • References

    Mike Rodgers Wikipedia