Dee Dee (D’hashia) Trotter has been integral to the enormous success had by the United States 1600 meter relay teams in the last 8 years. She has been a member of 2 gold medal winning teams included Olympic Gold in London in 2012. Signs of future success came at an early age for Trotter who was a multiple state champ and finished on the all time top ten list for the state of Georgia in both the 100M (11.7) and 200 meters (23.9) Choosing to become a Lady Vol and attend the University of Tennessee she moved up in distance to the 400 meters, but her winning did not stop, as in 2004 she was NCAA champion at 400 meters. Dee Dee turned pro after that season and by 2007 had her first US title at Indoor championships. In 2007 she saw more individual success outdoors running a personal best 49.64 to win US championships. Just this past season she fulfilled lifelong dreams winning an individual bronze medal in the 400 meters, running a fabulous 49.72 seconds.
Dee Dee is well known in the track community for her vibrant personality and brilliant smile. She is constantly trying giving back to the communities in which she competes, working tirelessly with youth organizations around the country. She is also the founder of “Test Me I’m Clean” a charity focused on fighting against performance enhancing drugs in sports.