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Periklis Iakovakis

Periklis Iakovakis About Greek athlete who broke the Greek 400-meters hurdle record at 47.82 seconds and represented his country at the 2000, 2004, and 2008 Summer Olympics. Other Informations He first gained attention with his victory at the 1998 World Junior Championships. He won the 400-meters hurdles bronze medal at the 2003 Paris World Championships, …

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Hasely Crawford

Hasely Crawford About Trinidadian athlete who became the country’s first Olympic champion after winning the 100 meters at the 1976 Olympics in Montreal. Other Informations He began to actively pursue athletics at the age of 17. He won a bronze medal in the 100 meters at the Commonwealth Games. He was one of Lionel and …

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Zola Budd

Zola Budd About Barefoot long-distance runner and 1992 Olympic competitor who was a two-time IAAF World Cross Country Champion. Other Informations She broke the world record for the women’s 5000m at age 17. She lost her chance for the 1984 gold after a controversial collision with another runner. She married Mike Pieterse in 1989; she …

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Magdalena Lewy-boulet

Magdalena Lewy-boulet About Marathon runner who represented the United States at the 2008 Olympics in Beijing. Other Informations She first broke onto the scene in 2002 when she won the San Francisco Marathon. In addition to competing, she has coached at the University of California, Berkeley. She married fellow runner Richie Boulet. At the 2008 …

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Tyrese Cooper

Tyrese Cooper About Sprinter who set the 300 meter high school indoor record with a time of 33.03 in January 2018. He has also set national records in the 400 and 200 meters.  Other Informations He attended Miami Norland Senior High School in Miami Gardens, Florida.  In February 2017, he set what would have been a state …

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Steve Cram

Steve Cram About English runner nicknamed The Jarrow Arrow who placed second in the 1500 meters at the 1984 Los Angeles Summer Olympics. Other Informations He won his first 1500 meters race while representing Great Britain in 1980. He was named BBC Sports Personality of the Year after winning the 1983 1500 World Championships. He …

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Noah Lyles

Noah Lyles About American track and field sprinter who set a 300m indoor world record with a time of 31.87 seconds at the 2017 U.S. Indoor Championships. He previously won a gold medal in the 200m at the 2014 Youth Olympic Games. Other Informations He started participating in track and field when he was 12 years old. …

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Richard Whitehead

Richard Whitehead About British athlete who is known for running with prosthetic legs after having a double-knee congential amputation. He has held the world record in half and full marathons for double amputee athletes and was appointed a Member of the Order of the British Empire in 2013. Other Informations He worked as a swimming …

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Konstantinos Kenteris

Konstantinos Kenteris About Multiple medal-winning athlete whose Olympics career was cut short in 2004 after he didn’t attend a drug test. Other Informations He became obsessed with physical training at the age of 10. He won gold medals in the 200-meters competition at the 2000 Sydney Olympic Games, the 2001 Edmonton World Championships, and the …

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Roger Black

Roger Black About Retired English track and field star who won two silver medals at the 1996 Olympics, for the 400 meter and 4 x 400 meter relay. Other Informations He ended his studies at the University of Southampton to pursue his track and field career. He was also a two-time World Championship gold medalist …

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Yiannis Kouros

Yiannis Kouros About Ultramarathon runner who broke every men’s outdoor road world record from 100 to 1,000 miles and every 12-hours to 6-days road and track record. Other Informations He gained recognition after winning the 1984 Spartathlon and the 1985 Sydney to Melbourne Ultramarathon, breaking records in both cases. He was nicknamed the “Running God” …

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Timothy Olson

Timothy Olson About Ultra-runner who has made a name for himself with victories at ultramarathons like the Western States 100, where he set a course record in 2012 with a time of 14:46:44. He has also had top five finishes at events like the Ultra-Trail du Mont-Blanc. Other Informations He initially picked up cross-country running as …