usaCurtis Mitchell

COUNTRYUSA
DATE OF BIRTH03.11.1989
COACHLance Brauman
EVENT100m, 200m
PERSONAL BEST100m -10.25, 200m -19.97

 

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ABOUT Curtis Mitchell

 

Curtis Mitchell’s great promise was fulfilled when winning bronze behind Usain Bolt at the 2013 World Championships.

At 6ft 4in and one of the tallest world-class sprinters, the graduate of Atlantic High School in Port Orange, Florida, showed good all-round sports pedigree by competing at a high level in basketball and gridiron football and also claimed senior district titles in the long jump.

His first global achievement came at the 2008 World Juniors when he finished fourth in the 200m with 20.98.

In 2009 Curtis claimed the 200m title (20.80) in the Junior College Division of the Mt SAC Relays and won So Cal JC 200m finals in 20.87. His 10.35 was good enough for a third place finish in the 100m.

But it was his efforts in 2010 particularly that caught the attention of Stellar Athletics. Running for Texas A&M, a university he chose because of its coaching staff and how well the programmes are designed and built for the athletes, he won the NCAA indoor title in March with 20.38, which was the world-leading time in 2010. Curtis then competed outdoors and improved his 200m PB to a brilliant 19.99 when he won the NACAC Meet.

He matched this time when winning US Champs silver in 2013 and went two hundredths quicker in the semi-finals of the 2013 Worlds. He clocked 20.04 in the final.

The following year he won the US title after a windy 19.99 in the semi and competed for USA at the IAAF World Relays.