Felix Sanchez

Felix Sanchez

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Felix Sanchez is an American track and field athlete of Dominican descent who competes for the Dominican Republic specializing in the 400m hurdles event.  He is a two-time Olympic gold medalist, having won the titles in 2004 and 2012, was world champion in 2001 and 2003 and just before turning 36, he set the Masters M35 World Record at 48.10.    Sanchez has acquired many nicknames “Super Felix”, “the invincible”, “Superman” and “the Dictator” and was the Dominican Republic’s first gold medalist at the  2003 Pan American Games where he broke the record in the 400m hurdles.  He also won the first gold medal for the country in 2004 at the Olympic Games in Athens, Greece.  In 2012, at age 34, he became the oldest man to win the Olympic 400m hurdles title.

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