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JOHN NUNN
Event: 20 km Race Walk
Height: 6-1
Weight: 170
PR: 20 km RW - 1:22:31 (2004)
Born: February 3, 1978 in Durango, Colo.
Current Residence: Chula Vista, California
High School: Evansville Harrison HS (Evansville, IN) '96
College: Univ. of Wisconsin-Parkside 96-97
Coach: Enrique Pena
Agent: Self
Club: U.S. Army's World Class Athlete Program (WCAP)

Career Highlights: 2006 USA Outdoor runner-up; 2005 USA Outdoor Champs runner-up; 3rd at 2003 USA Outdoor 20 km Championships

Nunn made his first appearance at an Olympic Games in 2004, and in 2005 posted a seasonal best performance with his 30th place finish at the World Outdoor Championships in Helsinki, Finland. 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 he missed 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.”  An Eagle Scout at the age of 13, Nunn was married to wife Leah on July 28, 2000, they have one daughter Ella, born February 2004. Nunn enjoys woodworking in his spare time.

2008: 4th at Olympic Trials in 20,000m RW (1:30:35)…78th at IAAF World Cup (1:31:47)…ranked #3 at 20 km RW by T&FN…best of 1:30:51.
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)...ranked #4 in U.S. at 20 km, #3 in U.S. at 50 km...bests of 1:27:35 and 4:14:16.
2006:
USA Outdoor runner-up (1:27:16.83)...runner-up at Hauppauge (1:25:30)...ranked #2 in U.S. by T&FN...best of 1:25:30.
2005: 2nd at USA Outdoor Champs (1:27:15)...30th at World Outdoor Champs (1:27:10)...ranked #2 in U.S. by T&FN...best of 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 (1:22:31PR)...ranked #4 in U.S. at 20 km by T&FN...best of 1:22:31PR.
2003: 3rd at USA Outdoors (1:25:15)...8th at Pan Am Games (1:35:34)...19th at Tijuana (1:27:00)...ranked #3 in U.S. by T&FN...best of 1:25:15.
2002: 6th at USA Outdoors (1:30:18)...tied for 8th at Erfurt (1:24:49PR)ranked #7 in U.S. by T&FN...best of 1:24:49PR.
2001: 7th at USA Outdoors (1:36:13)...ranked #4 in U.S. by T&FN...best of 1:36:13.
2000: 6th at U.S. Olympic Trials (1:29:25)...ranked #8 in U.S. by T&FN...best of 1:29:25.

6/24/09

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