Duane Solomon was picked up by Saucony after his time at USC. He was allowed to develop. In 2012, he took 4th in the Olympics, with his PB off 1:42.82, in the most iconic 800m in some memory, where David Rudisha set the now standing World record, a mind boggling 1:40.91. Solomon battled injuries and the challenges all elite athletes have, attempting, but not getting to his 2012 fitness level again. A fun interview, a good sense of humor, Duane Solomon has decided to retire. We wish him well.
WASHINGTON (USA): Duane Solomon, who was fourth in the 800m at the 2012 Olympics, has announced his retirement. The 35-year-old, who clocked his best of 1:42.82 in that race in London, has competed just three times since 2016. Solomon wrote on Instagram: “From my first days of running in elementary school in turkey trots, all the way into my adult life, running has been a way of life for me and is what has defined me as a person. Running has opened so many doors for me and allowed for so many opportunities that I would never have received without it.”