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John Nunn (athlete)

John Nunn
John Nunn winning the 2012 United States Olympic Trials 50K Racewalk in Santee, California
Personal information
Born (1978-02-03) February 3, 1978
Durango, Colorado
Height 1.88 m (6 ft 2 in)
Weight 78 kg (172 lb)
Country  United States
Sport Athletics
Event(s) 50km Race Walk
Coached by Enrique Pena
Updated on 6 August 2012.

John Nunn (born February 3, 1978) is an American race walker. He competed for the US at the 2004 Summer Olympics, finishing in 26th place in the men's 20 km event. On January 22, 2012, he qualified to represent the U.S. in the 2012 Summer Olympics in the 50km racewalk.[1] In the Olympics, Nunn finished in 43rd place in a personal best time of 4:03:28.[2]

His personal bests are: 20K walk 1:22:31, May 8, 2004 in Birštonas, Lithuania and 5,000 metres walk (indoors) 19:26.43 on March 2, 2003 in Boston at the USA Indoor Track and Field Championships.

Nunn is a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.[3]

An experienced professional baker, Nunn is fundraising to bring his daughter Ella with him to the Olympics by selling home baked cookies over the internet.[4]


Year Competition Venue Position Notes
2002 IAAF World Race Walking Cup Turin, Italy DNF 20 km
2003 Pan American Games Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic 8th 20 km
2004 IAAF World Race Walking Cup Naumburg, Germany 50th 20 km
2004 Olympic Games Athens, Greece 26th 20 km
2005 World Championships Helsinki, Finland 30th 20 km
2006 IAAF World Race Walking Cup La Coruña, Spain 71st 20 km
2007 Pan American Games Rio de Janeiro, Brazil 7th 20 km
2008 IAAF World Race Walking Cup Cheboksary, Chuvashia, Russia 79th 20 km
2010 US National Championships Des Moines, Iowa, United States 1st 20 km
2011 US National Championships Eugene, Oregon, United States 2nd 20 km
2012 Olympic Games London, England 43rd 50 km

External links

  • John Nunn profile at IAAF
  • sports-reference
  • Ella's Cookies


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