James Walker
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BornOctober 1957 (age 64)
Atlanta, Georgia

James Walker (born October 1957) is a former American hurdler. Born in Atlanta, Georgia, he attended Auburn University from 1976-1980. Walker was one of "The Fabulous Four" along with teammates Harvey Glance, Willie Smith, and Tony Easley; together they set more school and conference records than any other foursome in the history of the Southeastern Conference.[1] Walker qualified for the 1980 U.S. Olympic team but did not compete due to the 1980 Summer Olympics boycott. He did however receive one of 461 Congressional Gold Medals created especially for the spurned athletes.[2]

James Walker lives in Madison, Alabama.



  1. ^ "Famous Alabama sports figures, The Birmingham News". Archived from the original on 2008-03-02. Retrieved 2007-10-08.
  2. ^ Caroccioli, Tom; Caroccioli, Jerry (2008). Boycott: Stolen Dreams of the 1980 Moscow Olympic Games. Highland Park, IL: New Chapter Press. pp. 243–253. ISBN 978-0942257403.
  3. ^ New York Times, July 9, 1979
  4. ^ Caribbean Net News: Trinidad’s Clement breaks 26-year-old 400m hurdles mark at SEC Championships
  5. ^ NCAA Div. I Outdoor Track champions, Hickoksports.com Archived 2002-02-23 at the Library of Congress Web Archives
  6. ^ USA Track & Field, List of 400 meter hurdles champions Archived 2008-06-13 at the Wayback Machine