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100m semifinals at 2008 Olympics in Beijing
Jamaica's Usain Bolt (L) and USA's Walter Dix fly toward the finish in the semifinals of the Men's 100m at the 2008 Olympics in Beijing on August 16, 2008. Bolt finished with a 9.85 and Dix a 9.95. (UPI Photo/Terry Schmitt)
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100m: 9.88 s (Nottwil 2010)

Walter Dix (born January 31, 1986) is an American sprinter who specializes in the 100 meters and 200 meters. He is the seventh fastest 200 m runner with a best of 19.69 seconds, and has broken the 10-second barrier in the 100 m with a best of 9.88 seconds.

Dix was a highly successful amateur athlete, setting a state record in the 100 m and trying out for the US Olympic Team at the age of eighteen. He joined Florida State University and in his first year he broke the 100 m American junior record and won at the NCAA Outdoor Championships. After a fourth place finish at the 2005 US Championships, Dix continued with his collegiate success, setting a NCAA record of 19.69 seconds in the 200 m and coming within one hundredth of the 100 m record. He completed a 100 m, 200 m, and 4×100 meter relay sweep at the 2007 NCAA Outdoor Championships, the first to do so since John Carlos. He closed his amateur career in 2008: another NCAA 200 m title made him the third most decorated track athlete in NCAA history, and he won gold and silver at the 2008 US Olympic Trials.

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