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Shayne Culpepper

Born: Dec 3, 1973

Birthplace: United States of America

Nationality: United States

Shayne Culpepper

Date of Birth : Dec 3, 1973
Birth Place : United States of America

Shayne Culpepper is a middle distance runner. She is a two-time Olympian in track and field; in 2004 in the 5,000m and in 2000 in the 1,500m. She is married to long-distance track and road running athlete Alan Culpepper. In her early years Culpepper competed for many years in gymnastics. After transferring from The University of Vermont after a year, she graduated from University of Colorado at Boulder with a degree in political science. Although qualifying for the 2000 Summer Olympics in Sydney, Australia, due to Regina Jacobs falling ill, Shayne could not manage to progress through the qualifying rounds after running 4:12.52 in the 1,500m. After winning the 2004 5,000 m. Olympic trials she competed again at the 2004 Summer Olympics and placed 13th in the 5k at the first round, not allowing her to go on to the finals. In 2003 she returned to athletics after having her first child, Cruz Samuel, and on February 16 won the national 4 kilometre cross-country championships.

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