Leonard Scott
Personal information
Nationality United States
Born (1980-01-19) January 19, 1980 (age 41)
Zachary, Louisiana
Height5 ft 11 in (1.80 m)
Weight178 lb (81 kg)
Sport
SportRunning
Event(s)60 metres, 100 metres

Leonard Scott (born January 19, 1980) was an American sprinter mainly competing in the 100 meters event. Scott attended the University of Tennessee on a track scholarship and turned professional in 2002. In 2005 he joined the exclusive list of sprinters to run the 100 in less than 10 seconds. A month later he finished sixth at the 2005 World Championships. Having overcome eventual silver medal winner Michael Frater in the semifinal, he had been among the medal favorites.

In 2006 he won at the World Indoor Championships in Moscow, clocking a world leading time of 6.50 seconds in the 60 meters. He also finished second in the World Athletics Final that year, with a personal best of 9.91 seconds.

Personal bests

Event Time (seconds) Date Venue
50 meters 5.58 February 26, 2005 Liévin, France
55 meters 6.07 February 20, 1999 Gainesville, Florida, United States
60 meters 6.46 February 26, 2005 Liévin, France
100 meters 9.91 September 9, 2006 Stuttgart, Germany
200 meters 20.34 May 11, 2005 Columbia, South Carolina, United States

References

  1. ^ "Scott, Leonard biography". IAAF. Retrieved February 5, 2009.