John Capel - Professional Track Career

Professional Track Career

Capel won the 200-meter sprint at the 2000 U.S. Olympic Trials with a personal-best of 19.85 seconds; he finished eighth in the 200-meter final with a time 20.49 at the 2000 Summer Olympics in Sydney, Australia. He finished second in the 200-meter sprint at the NCAA indoor track championships, running the distance in 20.26 seconds and breaking the American indoor record. He finished fourth at the Pontiac Grand Prix Invitational (10.13). He finished second at the Adidas Oregon Track Classic 100 (10.21), third in 200 (20.42). He had bests of 10.12 in a heat at the Olympic Trials and 19.85.

Capel's major athletic highlight came in winning the 200-meter gold medal at the 2003 World Championships, held at the Stade de France in Saint Denis, Paris, France. In August 2005, he won the bronze medal in the 200-meter at the 2005 World Championships.

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