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Saïd Aouita
   has excelled in   
Track and Field
One Olympic Gold Medal, Four Mediterranean Games Gold Medals
András Balczó
   has excelled in   
Track and Field
Modern Pentathlon. Olympics - 3 Gold, 2 Silver
Bob Beamon
   has excelled in   
Track and Field
One Olympic Gold Medal - Long Jump, 1968. Longest standing world record - 23 years.
Kenenisa Bekele
   has excelled in   
Track and Field
Four Olympic Gold Medals, three World Championship Gold Medals. Current world record holder for 5000 & 10000 meters.
Fanny Blankers-Koen
   has excelled in   
Track and Field
Olympics - 4 gold. European Championships - 5 Gold, 1 Silver, 2 Bronze. Nicknamed "The Flying Housewife".
Valeriy Borzov
   has excelled in   
Track and Field
Olympics - 2 Gold, 1 Silver, 2 Bronze. European Championships - 4 Gold, 1 Silver
Valerie Brisco-Hooks
   has excelled in   
Track and Field
Olympics - 3 Gold, One Silver, 200m & 400m track
Valeriy Brumel
   has excelled in   
Track and Field
Olympics - 1 Gold, 1 Silver - High Jump
Sergey Bubka
   has excelled in   
Track and Field
Olympics - 1 Gold, World Championships - 3 Gold Medals. Pole Vault
Sebastian Coe
   has excelled in   
Track and Field
Olympics - 2 Gold, 2 Silver Medals. European Championships - 1 Gold, 2 Silver, 1 Bronze Medal
Gail Devers
   has excelled in   
Track and Field
Olympics - 3 Gold Medals. World Championships - 5 Gold, 3 Silver Medals
Heike Drechsler
   has excelled in   
Track and Field
Olympics- 2 Gold, 1 Silver, 2 Bronze Medals. World Championships - 2 Gold, 2 Silver, 2 Bronze Medals
Jonathan Edwards
   has excelled in   
Track and Field
Olympics - One Gold, One Silver Medal. World Championships - 2 Gold, 1 Silver, 2 Bronze Medals.
Hicham El Guerrouj
   has excelled in   
Track and Field
Olympics - 2 Gold, 1 Silver Medal. World Championships - 4 Gold, 2 Silver Medals
Lee Evans
   has excelled in   
Track and Field
Olympics - 2 Gold Medals. Pan American Games Gold Medalist.
Dick Fosbury
   has excelled in   
Track and Field
Revolutionized the high jump event, using a back-first technique, now known as the Fosbury Flop.
Cathy Freeman
   has excelled in   
Track and Field
Olympics - 1 Gold, 1 Silver Medal. World Championships - 2 Gold, 1 Bronze Medal
Florence Griffith Joyner
   has excelled in   
Track and Field
Olympics - 3 Gold, 2 Silver Medals. World records in the 100 m and 200 m races.
Colin Jackson
   has excelled in   
Track and Field
Olympics - 1 Silver Medal. World Championships - 2 Gold, 2 Silver, 1 Bronze Medal
Michael Johnson
   has excelled in   
Track and Field
4 Olympic gold medals and was crowned world champion nine times. Currently holds the world record in the 400 m and 4 x 400 m relay.
Jackie Joyner-Kersee
   has excelled in   
Track and Field
Olympics - 3 Gold, 1 Silver, 1 Bronze Medal. World Championships - Four Gold Medals
Alberto Juantorena
   has excelled in   
Track and Field
Became the first and so far only athlete to win both the 400 and 800 m Olympic Gold Medals.
Wilson Kipketer
   has excelled in   
Track and Field
Olympics - 1 Silver, 1 Bronze. World Championships - 3 Gold Medals
Marita Koch
   has excelled in   
Track and Field
Olympics - 1 Gold, 1 Silver Medal. World Championships - 3 Gold, 1 Silver Medal
Stefka Kostadinova
   has excelled in   
Track and Field
Olympics - 1 Gold, 1 Silver Medal. World Championships - 2 Gold Medals
Jarmila Kratochvílová
   has excelled in   
Track and Field
Olympics - 1 Silver Medal. World Championships - 2 Gold, 1 Silver Medal
Carl Lewis
   has excelled in   
Track and Field
Olympics - 9 Gold, 1 Silver Medal. World Championships - 8 Gold, 1 Silver, 1 Bronze
Carlos Lopes
   has excelled in   
Track and Field
Marathon runner who won Portugal's first ever Olympic gold medal along with a new Olympic record - 2:09.21
Spiridon Louis
   has excelled in   
Track and Field
Greek water-carrier who won the first modern-day marathon at the 1896 Summer Olympics, thereby becoming a national hero.
Ulrike Meyfarth
   has excelled in   
Track and Field
Olympics - 2 Gold medals. World Championships - 1 Silver medal. Youngest Olympic champion ever in women's high jump.
Edwin Moses
   has excelled in   
Track and Field
Olympics - 2 Gold, 1 Bronze medal. World Championships - 2 Gold medals. Won 122 consecutive races.
Paavo Nurmi
   has excelled in   
Track and Field
Olympics - 9 Gold, 3 Silver medals. Nurmi was the best middle and long distance runner in the world, setting world records at distances between 1500 m and 20 km.
Dan O'Brien
   has excelled in   
Track and Field
Won the Olympic gold medal for decathlon at the 1996 Summer Olympics in Atlanta.
Al Oerter
   has excelled in   
Track and Field
The only athlete to win a gold medal in the same individual event for four consecutive Olympics (discus).
Merlene Ottey
   has excelled in   
Track and Field
Olympics - 3 Silver, 5 Bronze medals. World Championships - 3 Gold, 4 Silver, 7 Bronze medals.
Jesse Owens
   has excelled in   
Track and Field
In 1936 Jesse Owens became the first American to win four Olympic gold medals in track and field.
Mike Powell
   has excelled in   
Track and Field
Current holder of the long jump world record 8.95 m (29 ft, 4-1/2 in.)
Paula Radcliffe
   has excelled in   
Track and Field
Currently holds the world record for Olympic Marathon - 2:15:25.
Lars Riedel
   has excelled in   
Track and Field
Olympics - 1 Gold, 1 Silver. World Championships- 5 Gold, 1 Bronze. Sixth longest discus throw of 71.50m.
Wilma Rudolph
   has excelled in   
Track and Field
The first American woman to win three gold medals in track and field during a single Olympic Games (1960), despite running on a sprained ankle at the time.
Yuriy Sedykh
   has excelled in   
Track and Field
Olympics - 2 Gold, 1 Silver. World Championships - 1 Gold, 1 Silver - Hammer Throw.
Tommie Smith
   has excelled in   
Track and Field
Winner of the 200-meter dash at the 1968 Summer Olympics - gave a 'Black Power' salute while receiving his medal.
Peter Snell
   has excelled in   
Track and Field
Olympics - 3 Gold medals. Voted New Zealand's 'Sports Champion of the 20th Century'.
Javier Sotomayor
   has excelled in   
Track and Field
Specialized in the high jump. Unfortunately was disqualified during the Olympics and World Championships for dopping.
Daley Thompson
   has excelled in   
Track and Field
He won the decathlon gold medal at the Olympic Games in 1980 and 1984, and broke the world record for the event four times.
Jim Thorpe
   has excelled in   
Track and Field
Won Olympic gold medals in the pentathlon and decathlon, played American football at the collegiate and professional levels, and also played professional baseball and basketball.
Lasse Virén
   has excelled in   
Track and Field
Olympics- 4 Gold medals.
Kevin Young
   has excelled in   
Track and Field
Olympics - 1 Gold Medal - 400m hurdles.
Emil Zátopek
   has excelled in   
Track and Field
Olympics - 4 Gold medals, 1 Silver medal. The first athlete to break the 29-minute barrier in the 10 km run.
Jan Zelezny
   has excelled in   
Track and Field
Won the gold at the 1992, 1996 and 2000 Summer Olympic Games and Silver in the 1988 Olympics as well as three World Championship titles; in 1993, 1995 and 2001 for Javelin throw.






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