8/13/15 - Michael Johnson

 Michael Johnson is one of the most famous track athletes of our generation.  He is most well known for winning gold medals in the 200m and 400m at the 1996 Atlanta Olympics.  He also has two other Olympic gold medals.  He is still the 400m world record holder.

Back when I lived in Texas, I actually saw Michael working out at the SMU track.  This was probably around 1995.

I sent three Track & Field News magazines for his signature.  He actually has more covers, but I didn't want to be overly presumptuous.  I sent them in care of his performance training center in Texas.  They had warned that he travels often so he may not respond quickly.  It took almost two years but I got them back today.  The office staff called me to apologize for how long it took and to confirm that my mailing address was still the same.