Born in Havelock, North Carolina, Mitchell placed fourth in 100 m at the 1988 Summer Olympics and missed a probable gold medal in 4x100 m relay race, because the American team was disqualified in the heats, after the pass between Calvin Smith and Lee McNeill was made out of the zone.
In 1989, Mitchell won the NCAA championships in 200 m. In 1991, just a month before the World Championships, Mitchell ran his first world record
IAAF World Championships. Tokyo 1991. 100m Men's Final
) - 9.86 2. Leroy Burrell (USA) - 9.88 3. Dennis Mitchell (USA) - 9.91
IAAF World Championships. Stuttgart 1993. 100m Men's Final
) - 9.87 2. Andre Cason (USA) - 9.92 3. Dennis Mitchell (USA) - 9.99
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