If there ever were a Mohammed Ali of the track world, Wallace Spearmon could claim that title. He’s tall (6’3”), sleek (185 lbs) muscular, intelligent and pretty. His name is often coupled with two words: sexy and runner.
As Fayetteville High School alum, Wallace Spearmon began his athletic career as an Arkansas Razorback. He dominated in the sprint events. As a result, he gathered several accolades during his college career. He was a four-time NCAA champion, five-time All-American, two-time SEC Champion and American record holder in 200 meter. These accolades were a sign; a sign that he’d continue to run and wow the world.
Wallace Spearmon ended his college career early and joined Nike’s team. It was an event that took him abroad to other countries, leading to more wins and the 2008 Beijing Olympics. In 2007, he won a gold medal for the World Outdoor 4-by-100 meter and a silver medal for an USA Outdoor 200 meter. At the Olympic Games, he faced controversy for stepping out of his lane, which led to his disqualification. However, considering that it was his first Olympics, he represented his country well. Spearmon was also able to place high in several of the 200 meter heats, showing everyone that he is a stellar runner.
Wallace Spearmon will surely get his name a place in history as a record breaking runner with an excellent, professional running career. Like Mohammed Ali, he dances like a butterfly and stings like a bee. We will surely hear more about him in the future. My guess? He’ll be a record-breaking runner in the next Olympics. Spearmon will be the guy giving the other runners a lot of competition and running squarely inside his lane.