He won the gold medal in the 400 meter hurdles at both the 1976 and 1984 Olympics, as well as a bronze medal in 1988 in Seoul.
At Morehouse College, he majored in physics and industrial engineering.
He is a Gold Medal winning track star (hurdles), who won 107 consecutive finals (in races).
He was married to Myrella Bordt for ten years.
He was very impressed by the unmatched performance of Usain Bolt.