Shoe Addicts present: RBR Interview with Michael Johnson, on MJ Performance, at the SPIRE Institute, by the Shoe Addicts, note by Larry Eder


On a warm, humid night in the Olympic Summer of 1996, MJ, having won the 400m already,  also took the 200 meters to a new standard of 19.32, which was not broken until Usain Bolt came along in 2008. In the summer of 1999, at the World Championships in Sevilla, Spain, Michael Johnson made the 400m WR his own, running 43.18. His 400 meter record has stood for thirteen years.

His Olympic gold medal performances in the 1992 (4 x 400m), 1996 (200m, 400m) and in 2000 ( 400m, 4 x 400m) gave him one of the longest careers of the modern long sprinters. That does even count his World Champs wins from 1991through 1999. 

The video above was done at the SPIRE institute in April 2011. The MJ Performance institute is highly recommended. Michael has a great staff and there are only to MJ Performance centers in the world, one in Dallas, and the other, near Geneva, Ohio, at the SPIRE Institute!

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