In 2004, he became the first University of Arkansas runner to win an NCAA 100m title.
Was the 2007 World Champion in the 100m and 200m.
Was given a key to the city of Lexington in 2007.
Also in 2007, was named the IAAF Male Athlete of the Year and winner of the Jesse Owens Award.
Ran for the U.S. at the 2008 Olympics in Beijing, but failed to medal in any of his events.
After having hip surgery in July of 2011, returned to the international scene, qualifying for the 2012 U.S. team as he placed second in the Olympic Trials; he finishing .06 seconds behind winner Justin Gatlin.
At the 2012 Olympics in London, came in fourth in the men's 100m and won a silver with the men's 4x100m relay team; a failed drug test the following year meant the second-place finish was stricken from the record.
Returned to running at the 2015 Prefontaine Classic, winning the 100m.
Ran in the final of the men's 4x100m relay at the 2016 Olympics in Rio, but the team was disqualified for a baton exchange violation.
Seth Lowe — Half Brother
Daisy Gay Lowe — Mother
Shoshana Boyd — Ex-significant Other
Trinity Gay — Daughter
Tiffany Gay — Sister
Greg Mitchell — Father
Haleigh Lowe — Half Sister
Attended Barton Community College, Grand Bend, Kansas, United States; attended University of Arkansas, Fayetteville, Arkansas, United States