Naturally gifted, Naturally
The Spearmon name was well known in Fayetteville even before Wallace Spearmon Jr set the indoor 200 meter American Record at NCAA championships in 2005. Wallace had followed in his fathers footsteps as a standout football and basketball athlete in high school, before becoming a sprinting superstar at the University of Arkansas. While there, Wallace was a two time NCAA champ before turning pro in 2005. Once on the international stage Wallace has earned 3 world championship medals all at 200M. In 2010 Wallace was the Diamond League champion at 200 Meters and was ranked 2nd in the world at the distance that year by Track & Field news. In the 2012 London Games Wallace just missed a medal finishing 4th in the 200 meter final. He has been ranked in the top 4 in the world at 200 meters in 6 of the last 8 years. He also is tied with Frankie Fredericks with the record for most careeer sub 20 second performances in the 200 meters at 24.
Wallace remains close with his family and childhood friends, holding a residence in Fayetteville Arkansas while training in Texas. Wallace is an avid basketball and football follower and often plays competitive pick up basketball during his off season. He also enjoys spending time in his “Spearmon Edition” lineup of vehicles, and playing with his two Rottweiler’s, Nikko and Kobe.