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Tracy Mattes

Tracy Mattes

American hurdler
Tracy Mattes
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Intro American hurdler
Is Athlete
From United States of America
Type Sports
Gender female
Birth 13 December 1969, Milwaukee
Age 50 years
The details

Biography

Tracy Mattes (born December 13, 1969 in Milwaukee, Wisconsin) is a retired American track and field athlete and Humanitarian Activist.
In 2009 Tracy was inducted into the World Sports Humanitarian Hall of Fame, joining an elite fraternity of past inductees such as Tennis great Arthur Ashe, Olympian Jesse Owens, Gymnast Mary Lou Retton, Major League Baseball pioneer Jackie Robinson, soccer great Pelé and the Harlem Globetrotters. Chaired by George H.W. Bush, 41st President of the United States, the Hall of Fame recognizes individuals from amateur and professional sports who distinguish themselves with their humanitarian efforts.
Tracy specialized in the 400 meter hurdles and also competed in the Modern Pentathlon for a short period of time. She served for 7 years as a UN Special Representative focusing on building small libraries in Africa, and held the position of Director of Global Programs for the World Olympians Association under the Presidency of Olympic Gold Medalist Dick Fosbury. Tracy is currently the Executive Director for the American Water Ski Educational Foundation, the headquarters of the Water Ski Hall of Fame and Museum and USA Water Ski.

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