A powerful sprinter and member of the 2004 and 2008 U.S. Olympic Teams, Giddeon Massie is seeking his third trip to the Olympic Games in the sprint-oriented track events – the team sprint, the keirin and the sprint. Massie is one of the best American track sprinters on the domestic and international race circuits.
Massie has joined forces with a small group of summer and winter Olympians as they set aside time in their busy training schedules to “Motivate youth in high-need schools to recognize their potential, set goals and dream big,” through the non-profit organization, Classroom Champions (classroomchampions.org).
“Its extremely exciting and encouraging to have the opportunity to give back and provide these young people with positive role models that convey inspirational and healthy messages of what they are capable of when initiative is taken…not just in sport, but in life,” Massie said.
In 2004, Giddeon was selected by the U.S. Anti-Doping Agency to participate in a series of public service announcements that promoted clean, honest and fair competition with the theme: My Health. My Sport. My Victory. I compete clean. The campaign was appropriate after Giddeon was awarded gold and silver medals in the keirin and sprint respectively at the 2003 Pan American Games after an athlete who finished ahead of him failed a doping test.
When he is not on the bike, the multi-time national and Pan American champion enjoys staying involved in his community, spending time with family, dining out with friends, watching tennis, formula 1 racing and generally staying active.
He is also an avid automobile enthusiast.