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Allen Johnson

  • American athlete
  • Born March 1, 1971

Allen Kenneth Johnson (born March 1, 1971) is a retired American hurdling athlete who won the gold medal in the 110 metre hurdles at the 1996 Summer Olympics in Atlanta, Georgia. He is also a four-time world champion. Born in Washington, D.C., an all-round athlete, Johnson attended University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and excelled at high jump, long jump and decathlon as well as hurdles.


At noon, on the Fourth of July, 1826, while the Liberty Bell was again sounding its old message to the people of Philadelphia, the soul of Thomas Jefferson passed on; and a few hours later John Adams entered into rest, with the name of his old friend upon his lips.




Very rarely do you have a perfect race, and it's about overcoming your mistakes in the race and remaining composed.




The thing about getting older is the injuries. You just get injured more often. You take time off, you come back, you get injured again and you never get in shape.




The earth is the Lord's. Psalm 24 basically says the earth is God's property. We have been given the privilege and responsibility of living on earth to see it isn't ruined.




I figure if I have one false start every ten or 12 years that I've been running, I probably won't false start again during my career.




His unit is in charge of 5,000 homes, and they've only been able to search about 2 percent of them. People are standing on roofs or sticking their hands out of air vents so they can get rescued.




I am as hungry now as I was when I began in the sport. If anything, I am probably a bit hungrier. It is because I know there are fewer tomorrows than yesterdays.



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