Shoe Addicts present: Wallace Spearmon, Jr., video by the Shoe Addicts, note by Larry Eder

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spearmon1.jpg Wallace Spearmon, Jr. set the American record for the indoor 200 meters on March 11, 2005 in Fayetteville, Arkansas. Spearmon ran the record during the NCAA indoors, in his sophomore year in college. The time was twenty point one seconds (20.10). That is is pretty quick for indoors.

Spearmon is usually the slowest guy out of the blocks. But, looks can be deceiving. Watch Wallace closely. He begins to lift just before he reaches the turn, and he easily increases his pace, so that, with about fifty meters to go, Wallace Spearmon, Jr. is going by his fellow sprinters.

His race is in that last fifty meters. Wallace Spearmon, Jr. came oh so darn close to taking the bronze medal in the 200 meters in Beijing. He was disqualified for stepping on the line. He did not bemoan the fact, but, deep inside, you know Wallace wants an Olympic medal. Lets see what he does in 2012.

2011 was a year of injuries after some fast racing in 2010. The shoe addicts put their focus on Wallace Spearmon, Jr., one of many American athletes that they will salute this year, as they prepare for the 2012 season.




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