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Jarmila Kratochvílová broke both the and world records.

Marita Koch et Marlies Gohr 1983 - Along with Flo Jo these two East German athletes had some of the most suspect World Record performances in women's athletics history. Like Flo Jo's 100 & 200m WR's Koch's 400m still stands nearly 30 years later ! !

Marita Koch et Marlies Gohr 1983 - Along with Flo Jo these two East German athletes had some of the most suspect World Record performances in women's athletics history. Like Flo Jo's 100 & 200m WR's Koch's 400m still stands nearly 30 years later ! !

Betty Cuthbert | Betty Cuthbert | Life Lessons for Amy. OS guld på 100, 200 meter i OS Melbourne 1956.

Alberto Juantorena (born 1950) is a Cuban track athlete who, at the 1976 Summer Olympics, became the first and so far only athlete to win both the 400 and 800 metres Olympic titles.

Alberto Juantorena (born 1950) is a Cuban track athlete who, at the 1976 Summer Olympics, became the first and so far only athlete to win both the 400 and 800 metres Olympic titles.

Over came everything to finally win! One of my heroines.

Williams: Bob Schul's golden run, amazing '64 season

Olympic torch route, day 27: Edinburgh is a city looking outwards

Eric Liddell - Chariots of Fire A hero of mine. Sticks to his principles, becomes world famous as an Olympic runner who wins a gold, leaves the limelight to be a Christian missionary in China, ends up in a concentration camp there, and dies there a few months before the war's end, faithful until his quiet death. A real hero.

A classic race. Linford Christie - Athletics, Barcelona 1992 100m

A classic race. Linford Christie - Athletics, Barcelona 1992 100m

Wells 'took drugs before medal win'

A BBC investigation has uncovered claims of drug taking by British 100m Olympic gold medallist Allan Wells

La rage de vaincre ...

La rage de vaincre ...

1976 Montreal. Cuban Alberto Juantorena becomes the first man to win the 400m - 800m double in the same Games

Kenya's Pamela Jelimo 2nd right leads the Women's 800m Semifinal 1 to go on and win (© EMPICS Sport)

Jamaica's Elaine Thompson celebrates after she won the Women's 100m Final during…

Hicham EL Guerrouj Mile Record Run

Christine Ohuruogu - Athletics ~ Beijing 2008 - 400m

Christine Ohuruogu - Athletics ~ Beijing 2008 - 400m

Alberto Juantorena of Cuba (left) and Mike Boit of Kenya after their 800m race in Zurich, which Juantorena won. Original Publication: People Disc - HF0571

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