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4 Mile Record

New Zealand’s team sets a new world record in 4×1 Mile Relay – 16:02.8 min. The new record is a 6.2 sec. improvement of the previous record, set by Oregon College in 1962.

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Carmelita Jeter

American Women

Remember the names: Carmelita Jeter, Allyson Felix, Tianna Madison, Bianca Knight. In London 2012, Those four women, that also go by the name – U.S women’s 4x100m relay team, broke a 32 years old world record (set by the East Germany team in 1980) with the record time of- 40.82 sec.

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Usain Bolt

Bolt 2 for 2

08/10/2012- London 2012: Usain Bolt adds another Olympic gold medal to his trophies Room, this time in 200m run, setting a time of 19.32. Bolt gold

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Florence Griffith Joyner

Flo-Jo 10.49

07/18/1988- In the trials for the 1988 Olympic Games Florence Griffith-Joyner sets a new world record in 100m sprint – 10.49. She did that after coming

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Hicham El Guerrouj

Hicham Gold Run

Athens 2004: The Moroccan runner Hicham El Guerrouj sets another milestone in The Olympic Games history by winning the gold medal both in 1500m run and in the 5000m run.

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Tyson Gay

Tyson Gay Double

2007 World Championships in Athletics: The American runner Tyson Gay goes home with 3 gold medals an- in 100m sprint, 200m and in 4×100m relay- and becomes the king of the track that year

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Carl Lewis

Lewis 4 gold medals

The 1984 Olympic Games: Carl Lewis, one America’s greatest track-and-field athletes could open a Jewelry shop, after wining 4 gold medals: 100-m, 200-m dashes, the long jump, and 4×100-m relay.

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Kirani James

Kirani gets the gold

World Athletics Championships: only 19 years old, Kirani James a runner from Grenada, wins the gold at 400m race. Kirani made 44.60 sec time, in his only fourth time to run 400m in a Pro-competition.

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Wyomia Tyus

She was fast!

The American track athlete Wyomia Tyus wins the 100m sprint at the 1968 Olympic games and sets a new world record of 11.08 sec. Tyus also won the gold medal in 100m 4 years before that, at the 1964 Olympics.

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Paavo Nurmi

The Flying Finn

Paavo Nurmi runs to the gold- During the Olympic Games in Antwerp, Belgium, Paavo Nurmi, the legendary Finnish runner wins 3 gold medals in cross-country running: 10,000m, cross country event, and the cross country team event.

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Mary Decker

2 Records In 1 Run

Despite her injuries and bad luck, Mary Decker succeeded to make athletic history: In one 3000m run, she broke 2 world records, clocking the first 2000m at 5 min. 53.4 sec. and finishing at 8 min. 47.3 sec.

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Emil Zátopek

The Czech Locomotive

In Helsinki 1952 a new Olympic hero is born: Emil Zatopek, a Czech long-distance runner, wins 3 gold medals in 5,000m,10,000 m and the marathon. 1952 games were the first event in which Zatopek ran a marathon.

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Roger Bannister

The Mile Barrier

Roger Bannister shows that there are no limits- It was considered impossible for any human, but Roger Bannister showed the world it can be done. The British runner made a new world record in the mile run – 3:59.4 min, and thus broke the famous “4min barrier”.

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Miss Endurance

Kelly Holmes had worked hard for this day. In Atlanta 1996 she failed to gain a medal due to injuries, in Sydney she won a bronze medal (800 m), but In 2004 she finally got her wish – Olympic gold (800m,1500m).

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