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Date of Birth: February 7, 1987 (age 29)
Event: Men’s 400 meters
Schedule in Rio: Qualifiers – August 12, semifinal – August 13, final – August 14
Career highlight: Bronze medal at the European Athletics Championships in Zurich in 2014
Outlook for Rio: Sanford will be taking part in his second straight Olympics and he is sure to enjoy the experience more than the last time, when he had his shoes stolen shortly before he was about to race. Any hope of Sanford reaching the semifinals likely depends on him improving his national record of 45.04 seconds.