Kevin C. Young (born September 16, 1966) is a former American athlete. He was the winner of the 400 meter hurdles at the 1992 Summer Olympics. In the final of this event he set a world record and Olympic record of 46.78 seconds, which remains unbeaten, and the only time 47 seconds has been broken.
He became the 400 m hurdles world champion the following year, winning at the 1993 World Championships in Athletics with a time of 47.18 seconds.
He had an unusual hurdling technique of switching between 12 and 13 strides
between the hurdles,
departing from the 13-stride technique
popularized by Edwin Moses.
He was inducted into the
National Track & Field Hall of Fame in 2006!!