Events: 100m, 200m
PRs: 100m - 9.92 (1999); 200m - 20.54 (1994); 60m indoor - 6.43 (1999)
Born: January 27, 1974, in Kansas City, Mo.
Current Residence: Phoenix, Ariz.
High School: Northeast HS, Kansas City, Mo. '92
College: Kentucky '96
Coach: Darryl Anderson
Agent: Charles Wells
Career Highlights: 2001 World Indoor 60m gold medalist; 1996 Olympic silver medalist (4x100); 1999 World Indoor 60m silver medalist; 5th, 1999 World Outdoor Champs; 1999 U.S. Indoor champ; 1998 U.S. Outdoor 100 champion; 1995 NCAA Outdoor 100 champion; two-time NCAA Indoor 55-meter champion.
He started running track as a freshman in high school, 'to get involved in something.' Works part-time at Home Depot, as a sales representative. Someday he would like to go into coaching at the junior high or summer youth club level: 'I'd like to give back a little bit. I want to promote track & field to the younger guys'...learning to run the 100m 'properly' is the major focus of his training; he says, 'It's like the Bermuda Triangle. I get in there and I try to find it and try to find it, and it's never quite there. But I can see that some of the guys have it figured out. I've got to figure it out.' Harden moved to Arizona in late 1996 to stay close to coach Darryl Anderson, who moved from Kentucky to take the head coaching job at Arizona State.
2001: World Indoor 60m gold medalist (6.44)2nd at USA Indoors
(6.53)2nd at Millrose (6.65)1st at Tyson Invitational (6.60).
2000: Sixth in 100m semis at Olympic Trials (10.29) ...2nd in USA Indoor 60 meters (6.48), won adidas D.C. Invitational (6.57)...best of 10.20 in first heat of Olympic Trials.
1999: Won 60 at USA Indoor... silver at World Indoors (6.43)... 4th at USA Outdoor in 100 (10.01w)... 5th at World Champs (10.02)...ranked #6 in World (#2 U.S.) by T&FN...best of 9.92PR.
1998: Won USA outdoor title in a wind-aided 9.88...3rd in the GP Final (10.12)...4th at World Cup in his season best (10.03)...ranked #8 in world at 100m (#3 in U.S.)... best of 10.03.
1997: Spent most of the year nursing a foot injury...bests of 10.26 and 20.90i.
1996: Won second straight NCAA Indoor 55...won third straight SEC 100... runner-up in NCAA Outdoor 100 (one of few who have made four straight finals)... 5th in the Olympic Trials 100...ran second leg on the U.S. 4 x 100 relay team at the Olympics, which won silver...bests of 10.02 and 20.90.
1995: Won the dash final at both the USA and NCAA Indoor meets... won 100 at SEC Champs, 6th in 200...won NCAA Outdoor 100 and ran second leg on Kentucky's third-place 4 x 100...7th in the 100 semis at USA Outdoor...ranked #5 in the U.S. at 100m by T&FN...bests of 10.05 and 20.90.
1994: NCAA Outdoor 100m runner-up, 2nd in 4 x 100 relay (second leg)... 2nd in NCAA Indoor 55...5th in the USA Indoor 60...won 100 and ran 3rd at 200 in SEC Champs... 7th in 100 at USA Outdoors...earned first T&FN U.S. ranking, #9 in 100...bests of 10.14 and 20.54.
1993: Placed 5th in NCAA Outdoor 100m, anchored Kentucky 4 x 100 to 6th...2nd at USA Junior Champs 100...5th at Olympic Festival 100...silver at Pan-Am Junior Champs 100, gold on the 4 x 100 relay (second leg)...bests of 10.32 and 20.83.
1992: Won the Missouri HS state meet in the 100m...bests of 10.54 and 21.7.