Jarryd Wallace

A Leg in Faith
Athens, GA University of Georgia Athens, GA

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Jarryd Wallace

Born and raised in Athens, GA, Jarryd attended Oconee County High School where he was a standout runner and state champion. It is at this point that Jarryd's story takes a different turn from many elite track & field athletes. During his senior year, he was diagnosed with Chronic Compartment Syndrome following bouts of pain in his legs. Eventually electing to have surgery, Jarryd was hopeful to no longer run with pain. Complications with the initial surgery led to many more operations, and after nearly three…

About Jarryd

  • Coach: Ken Harden
  • Agent: Merhawi Keflezighi
  • Training group: Georgia Track Club
  • Special skills: Coaching and Public Speaking
  • Favorite foods: Medium Rare Ribeye
  • Hobbies: Wakeboarding and playing guitar
  • Favorite TV show: How I Met Your Mother
  • Favorite movie: Braveheart
  • Dream vacation: 3 Month Tour of Europe with my Wife
  • Favorite place to compete: Tokyo, Japan
  • Favorite holiday: Thanksgiving
  • Warm up song: Whatever my teammates are playing on their speakers. I like to stay focused – no headphones for me
  • I most enjoy competing against: Jonnie Peacock
  • After competition indulgence: Nice glass of scotch

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