Melvin Lattany (born August 10, 1959 in Brunswick, Georgia) is a former American track athlete. He was one of the world's dominating sprinters in the early 1980s. A standout at the University of Georgia, he established a new Men's World Junior Record over 100 metres on July 30, 1978. He won a gold medal over 100 metres at the 1981 Summer Universiade, and over 200 metres at the 1981 IAAF World Cup. On May 5, 1984, Lattany became only the fifth man (second at sea-level) to break the 10-second barrier when he clocked 9.96 seconds in Athens, Georgia. He retired from track in 1985 to become an NFL wide receiver. He did not, however, play in the NFL. In 1987, he was reinstated by the International Amateur Athletics Federation to run track again.

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  • Melvin « Mel » Lattany (né le 10 août 1959 à Brunswick) est un athlète américain spécialiste des épreuves de sprint. Sélectionné pour la Coupe du monde des nations de Rome, en 1981, l'Américain remporte l'épreuve du 200 mètres en 20 s 21, devant le Britannique Allan Wells et l'Allemand de l'Est Frank Emmelmann. Le 5 mai 1984, à Athens, Mel Lattany devient le cinquième sprinteur depuis l'apparition du chronométrage électronique à descendre sous les dix secondes au 100 mètres en réalisant le temps de 9 s 96 (+0,1 m/s). (fr)
  • Melvin Lattany (born August 10, 1959 in Brunswick, Georgia) is a former American track athlete. He was one of the world's dominating sprinters in the early 1980s. A standout at the University of Georgia, he established a new Men's World Junior Record over 100 metres on July 30, 1978. He won a gold medal over 100 metres at the 1981 Summer Universiade, and over 200 metres at the 1981 IAAF World Cup. On May 5, 1984, Lattany became only the fifth man (second at sea-level) to break the 10-second barrier when he clocked 9.96 seconds in Athens, Georgia. He retired from track in 1985 to become an NFL wide receiver. He did not, however, play in the NFL. In 1987, he was reinstated by the International Amateur Athletics Federation to run track again. (en)
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  • Melvin « Mel » Lattany (né le 10 août 1959 à Brunswick) est un athlète américain spécialiste des épreuves de sprint. Sélectionné pour la Coupe du monde des nations de Rome, en 1981, l'Américain remporte l'épreuve du 200 mètres en 20 s 21, devant le Britannique Allan Wells et l'Allemand de l'Est Frank Emmelmann. Le 5 mai 1984, à Athens, Mel Lattany devient le cinquième sprinteur depuis l'apparition du chronométrage électronique à descendre sous les dix secondes au 100 mètres en réalisant le temps de 9 s 96 (+0,1 m/s). (fr)
  • Melvin Lattany (born August 10, 1959 in Brunswick, Georgia) is a former American track athlete. He was one of the world's dominating sprinters in the early 1980s. A standout at the University of Georgia, he established a new Men's World Junior Record over 100 metres on July 30, 1978. He won a gold medal over 100 metres at the 1981 Summer Universiade, and over 200 metres at the 1981 IAAF World Cup. On May 5, 1984, Lattany became only the fifth man (second at sea-level) to break the 10-second barrier when he clocked 9.96 seconds in Athens, Georgia. He retired from track in 1985 to become an NFL wide receiver. He did not, however, play in the NFL. In 1987, he was reinstated by the International Amateur Athletics Federation to run track again. (en)
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