Athlete Spotlight: Christian Coleman: Listen to the Olympics on iHeartRadio
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Athlete Spotlight: Christian Coleman: Listen to the Olympics on iHeartRadio

If you’re wondering how to listen to the Olympics, iHeartRadio has you covered. iHeartRadio is the exclusive audio home of NBC’s 2024 Paris Olympics, so it’s the only place to listen to the Olympics. The free iHeart app is the place to listen to exclusive coverage of Team USA action. To celebrate, we’re highlighting some of the country’s athletes competing for gold.

American sprinter Christian ColemanKnown for his accomplishments in the 100- and 200-meter dashes, Coleman made a name for himself in the world of track and field. Born in Atlanta, Georgia, Coleman began his path to success at a young age. He set three state records and won four events at the Georgia High School State Championships, which kicked off his illustrious career.

Coleman continued his athletic journey at the University of Tennessee, where he won multiple gold medals and set records. His outstanding performance earned him the Bowerman Award, an honor given to the most outstanding college track and field athlete of the year. He was the first from Tennessee to receive this prestigious award.

The sprinter’s professional career has been equally impressive. He is the current world champion in the 100 meters and holds personal bests of 9.76 seconds for 100 meters and 19.85 seconds for 200 meters. He also holds the world indoor record in the 60 meters with a time of 6.34 seconds. Coleman was the 2018 IAAF Diamond League champion and was the world number one in the 100 meters in 2017 and 2018.

Despite the fast pace of his career, Coleman enjoys a slower pace off the track. He said Sports KSLS“As an athlete, you’d think we’d do everything fast. But the only time I go full speed is on the track. To be that fast, you have to walk pretty slowly. I feel like I’m conserving energy.”

Coleman has represented the United States at the Olympic Games twice, first competing in the 2016 U.S. 4×100-meter relay. A temporary suspension forced him to miss the 2020 Games, but he has since returned to the track, ready to seize any opportunity that comes his way.

From NBC’s exclusive coverage of Team USA action to hour-long live coverage of the Games and original Summer Games podcasts, you can listen to the Olympics only on iHeartRadio. Learn more about how to listen.