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31 Persons in the National Track and Field Hall of Fame:

Al Oerter

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Alfred Oerter Jr.
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
71, 12 days after his birthday
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Virgo - the Virgin - people born August 22 through September 23
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Discus throw athlete, Won Olympic Gold at four consecutive games in 1956, 1960, 1964 and 1968.
Nassau County Sports Hall of Fame 2005.
Kansas Sports Hall of Fame 1976.
National High School Hall of Fame 1987.
United States Olympic Hall of Fame.
National Track and Field Hall of Fame 1974.

Alberto Salazar

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Alberto Bauday Salazar
Birth Date:
Age today:
59
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Leo - the Lion - people born July 23 through August 21
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Long-distance runner. Winner of the New York and Boston marathons. Immigrated to the US as a child, became a citizen.
National Distance Running Hall of Fame 2000.
Oregon Sports Hall of Fame.
National Track and Field Hall of Fame 2001.

Alice Coachman

Gender:
Female
Real/Birth Name:
Alice Marie Coachman
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
90
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Scorpio - the Scorpion - people born October 24 through November 22
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Olympic Gold Medal 1948. Won the high jump event. The first African-American woman to win gold in the Olympics.
Georgia Sports Hall of Fame 1979.
International Women's Sports Hall of Fame 1991.
United States Olympic Hall of Fame.
National Track and Field Hall of Fame 1975.

Archie Hahn

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Charles Archibald Hahn
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
74
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Virgo - the Virgin - people born August 22 through September 23
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Sprinter.
Olympic Gold Medal 1904 in three events.
Book:Coach in multiple sports at several colleges and universities.
University of Michigan Athletic Hall of Honor 1984.
Virginia Sports Hall of Fame 1991.
Wisconsin Athletic Hall of Fame 1959.
National Track and Field Hall of Fame 1983.

Babe Didrikson Zaharias

Gender:
Female
Real/Birth Name:
Mildred Ella Didriksen
Also Known As:
Mildred Ella Didrikson
Babe Didrikson
Babe Zaharias
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
45
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Cancer - the Crab - people born June 22 through July 22
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Called Babe by childhood friends who thought she batted like:Name changed from Didriksen after it was accidentally spelled Didrikson.
Olympic Gold Medal 1932 in Los Angeles in the javelin and hurdles events, second in high jump. Played semiprofessional women's basketball. Later became a pro golfer, co-founder of the LPGA tour. Considered the greatest female athlete of the 20th century.
United States Olympic Hall of Fame 1983. Honored on an 18 cent US postage stamp.
National Women's Hall of Fame 1976.
International Women's Sports Hall of Fame 1980.
World Golf Hall of Fame 1951.
National Track and Field Hall of Fame 1974.
Colorado Women's Hall of Fame 2008.
Florida Sports Hall of Fame 1964.
Colorado Sports Hall of Fame 1974.

Billy Mills

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
William Mervin Mills
Also Known As:
Makata Taka Hela
Birth Date:
Age today:
79
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Cancer - the Crab - people born June 22 through July 22
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Native American, a member of the Ogala Lakota (Sioux) Tribe.
Olympic Gold Medal 1964 games at Tokyo, in the 10,000 meter event.
San Diego Hall of Champions 1970.
United States Olympic Hall of Fame 1984.
National Distance Running Hall of Fame 1999.
Kansas Hall of Fame.
South Dakota Hall of Fame 1980.
National High School Hall of Fame 1990.
American Indian Athletic Hall of Fame 1978.
Presidential Citizens Medal 2012.
Breitbard Hall of Fame 1970.
National Track and Field Hall of Fame 1976.

Bob Hayes

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Robert Lee Hayes
Nickname(s):
Bullet Bob
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
59
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Sagittarius - the Archer or Centaur - people born November 23 through December 22
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Olympic runner. Wide receiver.
Team:The only man to win both Olympic gold and a Super Bowl ring.
Dallas Cowboys Ring of Honor 2001.
Pro Football Hall of Fame 2009.
United States Olympic Hall of Fame.
Florida Sports Hall of Fame 1970.
Senior Bowl Hall of Fame 1997.
Black College Football Hall of Fame 2011.
National Black Sports and Entertainment Hall of Fame 2004.
National Track and Field Hall of Fame 1976.
Texas Sports Hall of Fame.

Bob Mathias

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Robert Bruce Mathias
Nickname(s):
Bob
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
75
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Scorpio - the Scorpion - people born October 24 through November 22
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

US Representative from California 1967-1975.
Olympic Gold Medal in the decathlon two consecutive times.
California Sports Hall of Fame 2007.
Bay Area Sports Hall of Fame 1981.
United States Olympic Hall of Fame 1983.
National High School Hall of Fame 1989.
DeMolay International Alumni Association Hall of Fame 1989.
National Track and Field Hall of Fame 1974.

Bob Seagren

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Robert Seagren
Birth Date:
Age today:
70, 25 days before his 71st birthday
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Libra - the Scales - people born September 24 through October 23
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

TV sitcom:National Pole Vault Hall of Fame 2000. Mt.
SAC Relays Hall of Fame.
National Track and Field Hall of Fame 1986.

Caitlyn Jenner

Gender:
Female (changed from) Male
Real/Birth Name:
William Bruce Jenner
Also Known As:
Bruce Jenner
Caitlyn Marie Jenner
Birth Date:
Age today:
67
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Scorpio - the Scorpion - people born October 24 through November 22
Birth Place:

Relationships:

was father of
was father of
was father of
husband of
Older than Kris Jenner by 5 years.
was father of
husband of
Older than Linda Thompson by less than 1 year.

Descendants:

Brief Facts:

Became a female in 2015 Official name change (to Caitlyn Marie Jenner) and gender change in September 2015. As a male, Olympic Gold Medal 1972 and Olympic Gold Medal 1976 in the decathlon event. Motivational speaker. Has a problem with dyslexia.
Movie:TV series:Bay Area Sports Hall of Fame 1994.
United States Olympic Hall of Fame 1986.
Connecticut Sports Hall of Fame 1994.
Iowa Sports Hall of Fame 1982.
National Track and Field Hall of Fame 1980.

Carl Lewis

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Frederick Carlton Lewis
Birth Date:
Age today:
56
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Cancer - the Crab - people born June 22 through July 22
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Specializing in sprint and long jump. Won 10 Olympic medals including 9 Olympic Gold Medal wins. 10 World Championships medals, 8 of which were gold.
New Jersey Hall of Fame 2010.
United States Olympic Hall of Fame.
Alabama Sports Hall of Fame 1999.
Philadelphia Sports Hall of Fame 2005.
New Jersey Sports Hall of Fame 2001.
National Track and Field Hall of Fame 2001.
Jesse Owens Award 1982.
Jesse Owens Award 1991.
Texas Sports Hall of Fame.

Dick Fosbury

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Richard Douglas Fosbury
Birth Date:
Age today:
70
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Pisces - the Fish - people born February 20 through March 20
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Changed the way athletes did the high jump in 1968 with his style "the Fosbury Flop".
United States Olympic Hall of Fame 1992.
Oregon Sports Hall of Fame.
National Track and Field Hall of Fame 1981.

Dwight Stones

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Dwight Edwin Stones
Birth Date:
Age today:
63
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Sagittarius - the Archer or Centaur - people born November 23 through December 22
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Former 3-time world record holder in the men's high jump. Won 19 national championships.
Orange County Sports Hall of Fame 1991.
California Sports Hall of Fame 2010.
National Jewish Sports Hall of Fame 2007.
National Track and Field Hall of Fame 1998.

Florence Griffith-Joyner

Gender:
Female
Real/Birth Name:
Florence Delorez Griffith
Also Known As:
Florence Griffith Joyner
Nickname(s):
Flo-Jo
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
38
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Sagittarius - the Archer or Centaur - people born November 23 through December 22
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Won 3 Olympic Golds in 1988. Death caused by an epileptic seizure in her sleep.
International Women's Sports Hall of Fame 1998.
National Track and Field Hall of Fame 1995.
United States Olympic Hall of Fame.
UCLA Athletics Hall of Fame 1998.

Frank Shorter

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Frank Charles Shorter
Birth Date:
Age today:
69
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Scorpio - the Scorpion - people born October 24 through November 22
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Born in Germany when his father was stationed there. Long-distance runner who won gold in the marathon at the 1972 Summer Olympics. He is credited with starting the running fad in the United States of the 1970s.
National Distance Running Hall of Fame 1998.
United States Olympic Hall of Fame.
Colorado Sports Hall of Fame 2008.
Florida Sports Hall of Fame 1993.
National Track and Field Hall of Fame 1989.

Gail Devers

Gender:
Female
Real/Birth Name:
Yolanda Gail Devers
Birth Date:
Age today:
50
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Scorpio - the Scorpion - people born October 24 through November 22
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

A three-time Olympic Gold Medal.
UCLA Athletics Hall of Fame 1999.
United States Olympic Hall of Fame 2012.
Breitbard Hall of Fame 2006.
National Track and Field Hall of Fame 2011.
Jesse Owens Award 1993.
Jesse Owens Award 1996.

Glenn Davis

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Glenn Woodward Davis
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
80
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Capricorn - the Sea-Goat - people born December 23 through January 20
Birth Place:

Relationships:

ex-husband of
Older than Terry Moore by 4 years.

Brief Facts:

Heisman Trophy 1946 team:as halfback.
Team:United States Olympic Hall of Fame 1986.
College Football Hall of Fame 1961.
Maxwell Award 1944.
Ohio State Men's Varsity "O" Hall of Fame 1978.
National Track and Field Hall of Fame 1974.

Jackie Joyner-Kersee

Gender:
Female
Real/Birth Name:
Jacqueline Joyner
Birth Date:
Age today:
55
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Pisces - the Fish - people born February 20 through March 20
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Olympic Gold Medal 1988.
Olympic Gold Medal 1992. Won in heptathlon and long jump. Also competed in 1984 and 1996.
California Sports Hall of Fame 2007.
International Women's Sports Hall of Fame 2003.
National High School Hall of Fame 1989.
United States Olympic Hall of Fame.
Boys and Girls Clubs Alumni Hall of Fame.
UCLA Athletics Hall of Fame 1996.
National Black Sports and Entertainment Hall of Fame 2001.
Dick Enberg Award 2011.
National Track and Field Hall of Fame 2004.
Jesse Owens Award 1986.
Jesse Owens Award 1987.
St. Louis Walk of Fame:
A star at 6683 Delmar Boulevard.

Jesse Owens

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
James Cleveland Owens
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
66
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Virgo - the Virgin - people born August 22 through September 23
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Olympic Gold Medal 1936 in the 100 meters, 200 meters, long jump and 4100 meter relay events.
National Track and Field Hall of Fame 1974.
United States Olympic Hall of Fame 1983.
Ohio State Men's Varsity "O" Hall of Fame 1977.
National Sportscasters and Sportswriters Association Hall of Fame 1978.
Presidential Medal of Freedom 1977.
Congressional Gold Medal 1988.
National High School Hall of Fame 1983.
Alabama Sports Hall of Fame 1970.
Los Angeles Memorial Coloseum Court of Honors 1984.

Jim Ryun

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
James Ronald Ryun
Birth Date:
Age today:
70
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Taurus - the Bull - people born April 21 through May 21
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Held world record times for long distances of one mile, 1500 meters, 880 yards. Republican. United States House of Representatives from 1996 to 2007, from the 2nd District in Kansas.
National Distance Running Hall of Fame 2003.
Kansas Sports Hall of Fame 1977.
National High School Hall of Fame 1983.
National Track and Field Hall of Fame 1980.

Jim Thorpe

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
James Francis Thorpe
Also Known As:
Wa-Tho-Huk
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
64
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Gemini - the Twins - people born May 22 through June 21
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Football teams:Movie:Olympic champion, medals taken away, restored posthumously.
United States Olympic Hall of Fame 1983.
College Football Hall of Fame 1951.
Pro Football Hall of Fame 1963.
American Indian Athletic Hall of Fame 1972.
Oklahoma Hall of Fame 1950.
Pennsylvania Sports Hall of Fame 1963.
Oklahoma Sports Hall of Fame.
Texas Trail of Fame 2013.
National Track and Field Hall of Fame 1975.

Joan Benoit Samuelson

Gender:
Female
Real/Birth Name:
Joan Benoit
Birth Date:
Age today:
60
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Taurus - the Bull - people born April 21 through May 21
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Won the Boston marathon twice, and Olympic gold in the first women's Olympic marathon in 1984 at Los Angeles. Married Samuelson.
Books:International Women's Sports Hall of Fame 1999.
National Distance Running Hall of Fame 1998.
Boys and Girls Clubs Alumni Hall of Fame.
Maine Women's Hall of Fame 2000.
National Track and Field Hall of Fame 2004.
Jesse Owens Award 1984.
United States Olympic Hall of Fame.

Mal Whitfield

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Malvin Greston Whitfield
Also Known As:
Mal 'Marvelous Mal' Whitfield
Nickname(s):
Marvelous Mal
Marvelous
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
91
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Libra - the Scales - people born September 24 through October 23
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Twice won 800 meters at Olympics. Tuskega Airman. Served in Korean War in the US Air Force.
Ohio State Men's Varsity "O" Hall of Fame 1978.
United States Olympic Hall of Fame 1988.
National Track and Field Hall of Fame 1974.

Mary Slaney

Gender:
Female
Real/Birth Name:
Mary Teresa Decker
Also Known As:
Mary Decker
Mary Decker Slaney
Mary Teresa Slaney
Birth Date:
Age today:
59
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Leo - the Lion - people born July 23 through August 21
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Medal winner in the 1500 meters and 3000 meters.
National Distance Running Hall of Fame 2003.
Oregon Sports Hall of Fame.
Colorado Athletic Hall of Fame 2012.
National Track and Field Hall of Fame 2003.

Michael Johnson

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Michael Duane Johnson
Birth Date:
Age today:
50, 9 days after his birthday
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Virgo - the Virgin - people born August 22 through September 23
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Olympic Gold Medal 1992 in the 4x400 relay, Olympic Gold Medal 1996 in the 200m and 400m dash, Olympic Gold Medal 2000 in the 400m event.
National Track and Field Hall of Fame 2004.
United States Olympic Hall of Fame.
Jesse Owens Award 1994.
Jesse Owens Award 1995.
Jesse Owens Award 1996.
Texas Sports Hall of Fame.

Rafer Johnson

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Rafer Lewis Johnson
Birth Date:
Age today:
82, 35 days after his birthday
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Leo - the Lion - people born July 23 through August 21
Birth Place:

Relationships:

older brother of
Older than Jimmy Johnson (cornerback) by 2 years.

Brief Facts:

Decathlon athlete. Olympic Gold in 1960.
Also basketball team:Movie:Helped:capture Sirhan Sirhan at Robert Kennedy's assassination.
California Sports Hall of Fame 2007.
California Hall of Fame 2009.
National High School Hall of Fame 1990.
United States Olympic Hall of Fame.
UCLA Athletics Hall of Fame 1984.
National Track and Field Hall of Fame 1974.
Texas Sports Hall of Fame.

Steve Prefontaine

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Steve Roland Prefontaine
Nickname(s):
Pre
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
24
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Aquarius - the Water-Carrier - people born January 21 through February 19
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Once held the American record in seven different distance track events.
National Distance Running Hall of Fame 2000.
National High School Hall of Fame 2000.
Oregon Sports Hall of Fame.
National Track and Field Hall of Fame 1976.

Willie Banks

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
William Augustus Banks III
Birth Date:
Age today:
61
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Pisces - the Fish - people born February 20 through March 20
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Triple jump, high jump.
Breitbard Hall of Fame 1988.
National Track and Field Hall of Fame 1999.
UCLA Athletics Hall of Fame 1991.
Jesse Owens Award 1985.

Willye White

Gender:
Female
Real/Birth Name:
Willye Brown White
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
67
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Capricorn - the Sea-Goat - people born December 23 through January 20
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

First American track and field athlete to compete in five Olympics.
International Women's Sports Hall of Fame 1988.
Mississippi Sports Hall of Fame 1981.
United States Olympic Hall of Fame.
National Track and Field Hall of Fame 1981.

Wilma Rudolph

Gender:
Female
Real/Birth Name:
Wilma Glodean Rudolph
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
54
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Cancer - the Crab - people born June 22 through July 22
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

At the 1960 Summer Olympics in Rome she won three Olympic titles.
National Women's Hall of Fame 1994.
United States Olympic Hall of Fame 1993.
International Women's Sports Hall of Fame 1980.
Tennessee Sports Hall of Fame 1967.
National Black Sports and Entertainment Hall of Fame 2001.
National Track and Field Hall of Fame 1974.

Wyomia Tyus

Gender:
Female
Real/Birth Name:
Wyomia Tyus
Birth Date:
Age today:
72, 24 days after her birthday
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Virgo - the Virgin - people born August 22 through September 23
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Olympic Gold Medal 1964 and again in 1968 for the 100 meter event.
Georgia Sports Hall of Fame 1976.
International Women's Sports Hall of Fame 1981.
United States Olympic Hall of Fame.
National Track and Field Hall of Fame 1980.
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