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110m Hurdles World Champion & Olympic Medalist, David Oliver, Joins Team Cyclone Cup!

Joe Jerde

Posted on October 30 2013

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Today we're happy to announce that we are now officially sponsoring 110m Hurdles World Champion and Olympic medalist, David Oliver! When we found out that David was using our shaker cup, we had to bring him aboard. He is an amazing athlete, with an amazing story.

The Denver, Colorado native was destined to be a track & field star.  His mother, Brenda Chambers earned a spot on the 1980 Olympic team in the 400-meter hurdles and passed her gifts onto her son.  In high school, David excelled in track and football, earning a full scholarship in both, to Howard University in Washington D.C.  There, he became a two-time All American in the 100-meter hurdles; played wide receiver on the football team and in 2004 earned his Bachelor of Business Administration.

David continued competing in track after graduating and moved to Orlando, Florida to train at Disney’s Wide World of Sports with Coach Brooks Johnson. He quickly made his mark on the USA and International track scenes, earning his first spot on a USA team in 2007 and then going on to win a Bronze Medal at the 2008 Olympic Games in Beijing, China. David also returned from an injury plagued 2009 season to win the bronze medal at the World Indoor Championships in 2010 and gain the #1 ranking in the world. Injuries derailed a dominating 2011 season and his 2012 season.  Dealing with a pelvic stress fracture put his career in peril, but responded in 2013 by winning his first World title and regaining the #1 spot in the event. In addition to track & field, David dedicates his time to helping underprivileged kids. He formed SUB13, a foundation focused on helping inner city kids reach their potential both academically and athletically.  He also helps sponsor athletes on the Quicksilver Track Club in Atlanta, Georgia as well as puts on a couple of track meets for the youth during the year. The hurdler has been featured in several major magazines such as: Essence Magazine, Sports Illustrated for Kids, Sobe Fit Magazine, Stack Magazine, Spikes Magazine and ESPN the Magazine. He was honored at the 141st Opening Convocation at Howard University in September of 2008 and the following month was named Grand Marshall of Howard’s Homecoming.  One of his proudest moments was when the Mayor of Denver named October 3rd “David Oliver Day” and he was given a key to the city.  He has also received the key to the city of Greensboro, North Carolina.  

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  Career Highlights
  • Former American Record Holder at 110m Hurdles (12.89s)
  • 2013 World Champion
  • 2013 Diamond League Champion
  • 2011 Visa Series Champion
  • 2011 USA Champion
  • 2010 Jesse Owens Award Winner (Track & Field MVP)
  • 2010 Diamond League Champion
  • 2010 World Indoor Champs Bronze Medalist
  • 2008 Olympic Games Bronze Medalist
  • 2008 Olympic Trials Gold Medalist
  • Ranked #1 in the World 2010, 2013
  • Ranked #1 in the U.S. 2008, 2010, 2013
  • 2008 USA Indoor Gold Medalist
  • 2007 USA Indoor and Outdoor Bronze Medalist
  • 2-time All-American at Howard University
  Community Service
  • Recently started a foundation called SUB13 which focuses on helping inner city kids reach their potential academically and athletically.
  • Hosts “Sub13” youth camp annually in hometown of Denver, CO
  • Sponsors Quicksilver Track Club in Atlanta, Georgia.
  • Hosts youth track meets in Washington D.C. and North Carolina
  Personal
  • Born on April 24,1982 in Denver, Colorado
  • Has a son, Dawson (age 2)
  • Played football and ran track in both high school and college
  • Graduated with a Bachelors of Business Administration in 2004
  • Owns Sub 13 Enterprises, a marketing company
  Be sure to follow David on his Facebook and Twitter accounts, and welcome him to Team Cyclone Cup!

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