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Who is 'The Freeze?' Meet the former college track star racing Braves fans between innings

Who is 'The Freeze?' Meet the former college track star racing Braves fans between innings

He appeared out of nowhere, breezing past an unsuspecting, prematurely celebrating fan Friday between innings as the Atlanta Braves hosted the New York Mets at SunTrust Park. As the bewildered fan fell headfirst into Twitter infamy, the man known as "The Freeze" surged to social media stardom.

The man behind the ski goggles and arctic-blue bodysuit — 26-year-old Nigel Talton of Fort Valley, Georgia — has been a member of the Braves' grounds crew since 2012 and a track athlete since his junior year at Peach County High School, where he also played football.

Talton ran for Iowa Wesleyan, where he broke a 23-year-old record during his freshman year before transferring...

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