In 2011, he attempted to run for a seat as a Democrat in the New Jersey Senate, but was removed from the ballot due to the state's residency requirement. G., which markets and brands products and services including his own.Lewis owns a marketing and branding company named C. Frederick Carlton Lewis was born in Birmingham, Alabama, on July 1, 1961, the son of William and Evelyn Lewis. His mother (née Lawler) was a hurdler on the 1951 Pan-Am team.

Tellez would thereafter remain Lewis' coach for his entire career.

Days after graduating from high school in 1979, Lewis broke the high school long jump record with a leap of 8.13 m (26 ft 8 in).

He won the 200 m on June 19 at the TAC/Mobil Championships in 19.75 s, the second-fastest time in history and the low-altitude record, only 0.03 s behind Pietro Mennea's 1979 mark.

Observers here noted that Lewis probably could have broken the world record if he did not ease off in the final meters to raise his arms in celebration.

There, Calvin Smith who had earlier that year set a new world record in the 100 m at altitude with a 9.93 s performance, was soundly beaten by Lewis 10.07 s to 10.21 s.

an event which Lewis had not entered, but even there he was partly in Lewis' shadow as Lewis had set an American record in that event earlier that year.He set world records in the 100 m, 4 × 100 m and 4 × 200 m relays, while his world record in the indoor long jump has stood since 1984.His 65 consecutive victories in the long jump achieved over a span of 10 years is one of the sport's longest undefeated streaks.Frederick Carlton "Carl" Lewis (born July 1, 1961) is a former American track and field athlete who won nine Olympic gold medals, one Olympic silver medal, and 10 World Championships medals, including eight gold.His career spanned from 1979 to 1996 when he last won an Olympic event and subsequently retired.In response to a question about his skipping a 1982 long jump competition at altitude, he said, "I want the record and I plan to get it, but not at altitude.