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John Nunn

John Nunn

Event: 50km Race Walk
Height: 6-1
Weight: 170
PR: 20km RW 1:22:31 (2004); 50km RW - 4:04.41 (2012)
Born: 02/03/1978
Current Residence: Bonsall, Calif.
Hometown: Evansville, Ind.
High School: Evansville (Ind.) Harrison H.S. '96
College: San Diego
Coach: Enrique Pena
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USA Championships
2013 USA Outdoor 20km runner-up (1:31:01)
2012 Olympic Trials 50km Race Walk champion (4:04:41)
2010 USA Outdoor 20km champion (1:29:21)
Four-time USA Outdoor runner-up – 2005 (1:27:15); 2006 (1:27:15); 2011 (1:23:52); 2013 (1:31:01)
2014 USA Indoor 3,000m RW runner-up (11:40.95)
Third at 2003 USA Outdoor 20 km Championships (1:25:15)

About John
Nunn very nearly became a two-time USA Outdoor 20km race walking champion in 2013, finishing in 1:31:01 and ultimately settling for a runner-up finish. Nunn made his second Olympic team in 2012 after also qualifying in 2004. This time it happened at the 50km distance. Nunn was first exposed to race walking as a youngster by members of his family who participated in the sport. Although he hated the activity during that period, his performance at a Foot Locker Cross Country Regional attracted interest from collegiate race walking power, the University of Wisconsin-Parkside. Having never competed in race walking, Nunn accepted a scholarship offer from the school to compete as a race walker. After one year at Parkside, Nunn went on to serve a two-year mission (November 1997-Nov. 1999) in Las Vegas for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints. During that two-year stint, Nunn was forbidden from watching television, listening to the radio or reading newspapers and magazines, while spreading the word of the church. When asked what news issue that shocked him the most following his mission Nunn replied: “I’d have to say it was the whole Monica Lewinsky thing with President Clinton,” he said. “The entire country was wrapped up in that and I knew nothing about it.” Nunn was an Eagle Scout at the age of 13. He enjoys woodworking in his spare time and runs a gourmet cookie business with daughter Ella.
Results
2013
: USA Outdoor runner-up (1:31:01); 24th at Guatemala (1:36:33); 7th at Pan-Am RW Cup Trials (1:32:02)
2012: 43rd in Olympic Games 50 km (4:03:28); Olympic Trials 50km champion (4:04:41) (ranked No. 1 in the USA by T&FN); Third at USA Indoors 3,000m (12:11.86); 10th at RW Cup Trials 20km (1:32:25) (ranked No. 7 in the USA by T&FN)
2011: USA Outdoor 20km runner-up (1:23:52); 8th at Pan Am Games 20km (1:26:30) (ranked No. 2 in the USA by T&FN)
2010: USA Outdoor 20km champion (1:29:21) (ranked No. 2 in the USA by T&FN)
2009: Fourth at USA Outdoors 20km (1:27:42) (ranked No. 4 in the USA by T&FN)
2008: 4th at Olympic Trials in 20,000m RW (1:30:35); 78th at IAAF World Cup (1:31:47)
2007: 4th at US Outdoors (1:31:20.58); 3rd at USA 50 km Champs (4:14:16); 7th at Pan American Games; 3rd at Miami (1:27:35)
2006: USA Outdoor runner-up (1:27:16.83); runner-up at Hauppauge (1:25:30)
2005: 2nd at USA Outdoor Champs (1:27:15); 30th at World Outdoor Champs (1:27:10)
2004: 2nd at USA Indoors (19:35.58); 2nd at Olympic Trials 20km (1:26:23); 26th at Olympic Games (1:27:38); 1st at Birstonas (1:22:31)
2003: 3rd at USA Outdoors (1:25:15); 8th at Pan Am Games (1:35:34);19th at Tijuana (1:27:00)
2002: 6th at USA Outdoors (1:30:18); tied for 8th at Erfurt (1:24:49)
2001: 7th at USA Outdoors (1:36:13)
2000: 6th at U.S. Olympic Trials (1:29:25)

USA/World Rankings and Personal Bests
2013: 
Outdoor bests - 20km, 1:31.01 (No. 5 in the USA, ranked No. 3 in the USA by T&FN); 50km, 4:34:55 (Ranked No. 2 in the USA by T&FN) 
2012: Outdoor bests - 20km, 1:32:25 (No. 6 in the USA); 50km, 4:03:28 (No. 1 in the USA)
2011: Outdoor bests - 20km, 1:23:52 (No. 2 in the USA); 50km, 4:17:27 (No. 2 in the USA)  
2010: Outdoor bests - 20km, 1:25:08 (No. 2 in the USA) 
2009: Outdoor bests - 20km, 1:47.43 (No. 4 in the USA)
2008: Outdoor bests - 20km, 1:30.51 (No. 4 in the USA)
2007: Outdoor bests - 20km, 1:27:35 (No. 3 in the USA); 50km, 4:14:16 (No. 3 in the USA)
2006: Outdoor bests - 20km, 1:25:30 (No. 2 in the USA)
2005: Outdoor bests - 20km, 1:27:10 (No. 2 in the USA)
2004: Outdoor bests - 20km, 1:22:31 (No. 2 in the USA)
2003: Outdoor bests - 20km, 1:25:15 (No. 3 in the USA)
2002: Outdoor bests - 20km, 1:24:49 (No. 1 in the USA) 
2001: Outdoor bests - 20km, 1:36:13
2000: Outdoor bests - 20km, 1:29:25
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