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Darvis Patton
Nationality: American
Date of birth: December 4, 1977 (1977-12-04) (age 32)
Place of birth: Dallas, Texas
Personal bests
100 m: 9.89
200 m: 20.03
Medal record
Men’s Athletics
Competitor for the  United States
Olympic Games
Silver 2004 Athens 4x100 m relay
World Championships
Gold 2007 Osaka 4×100 m relay
Silver 2003 Paris 200 m
Gold 2003 Paris 4×100 m relay
Pan American Games
Silver 2007 Rio de Janeiro 100 m
Bronze 2007 Rio de Janeiro 4×100 m relay

Darvis "Doc" Darell Patton (born December 4, 1977) is an American sprint athlete.[1]

A very versatile athlete, Patton competed at both the long jump and triple jump in his High School and College days but now concentrates his time around the 200 metres and 100 metres events.

On 28 June 2008, Patton achieved his best performance running 9.89 s (wind +1.6 m/s) in 100 metres, winning the third race of the quarter finals of U.S. Olympic Trials. On the following day in the final, he ran 9.84 and finished third after Tyson Gay (9.68 s) and Walter Dix (9.80 s) in a very wind-aided (+4.1 m/s) race. During the 2008 Summer Olympics in Beijing he placed second in his heat behind Tyrone Edgar in a time of 10.25 seconds. In the second round he improved his time to 10.04 seconds, finishing second in his heat behind Usain Bolt and qualifying for the semi finals. With 10.03 and the fourth time in his semi final heat he qualified for the Olympic final, being the slowest of all eight athletes. In the final itself he ran another 10.03 and was again the slowest and thus the eighth placed athlete.[1] Together with Rodney Martin, Travis Padgett and Tyson Gay he also competed at the 4x100 metres relay. In their qualification heat they did not finish due to a mistake in the baton exchange and they were eliminated.[1]

Patton came second to Michael Rodgers in a close 100 m race at the US championships in June 2009. This won him a place on the American team for the 2009 World Championships in Athletics.[2]



Personal bests

  • 100 metres - 9.89 s, +1.6 m/s (2008)
  • 200 metres - 20.03 s, +0.6 m/s (2003)
  • Long jump - 8.12 m (2001)


  1. ^ a b c Athlete biography: Darvis Patton,, ret: Aug 26, 2008
  2. ^ Morse, Parker (2009-06-27). Jeter and Rodgers take 100m titles in Eugene - US Champs, Day 2. IAAF. Retrieved on 2009-06-30.

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