Guess Who This Is

54 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. United States Olympic Hall of Fame. National Track and Field Hall of Fame 1974. Mt. SAC Relays Hall of Fame 1979. National High School Hall of Fame 1987. Suffolk Sports Hall of Fame 1990.

Alberto Salazar

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Alberto Bauday Salazar
Birth Date:
Age today:
59, 20 days before his 60th birthday
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.

Allen Johnson

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Allen Kenneth Johnson
Birth Date:
Age today:
47
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Pisces ♓ - the Fish - people born February 20 through March 20
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Hurdler. Olympic Gold Medal 1996. Duke Athletics Hall of Fame 1977. Jesse Owens Award 1997. Mt. SAC Relays Hall of Fame 2013. National Track and Field Hall of Fame 2015.

Alvin Kraenzlein

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Alvin Christian Kraenzlein
Nickname(s):
Al
The father of the modern hurdling technique
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
51, 25 days after his birthday
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Sagittarius ♐ - the Archer or Centaur - people born November 23 through December 22
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Hurdler, long jump, 60 metres race. Olympic Gold Medal 1900 times 4. National Track and Field Hall of Fame 1974. United States Olympic Hall of Fame. Wisconsin Athletic Hall of Fame 1952.

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 How to Sprint. 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.

Avery Brundage

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Avery Brundage
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
87
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Libra ♎ - the Scales - people born September 24 through October 23
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Pentathlon. Sports administrator. President of the IOC (Olympics). Promoter of amateur sports. Fought against a boycott of the 1936 Berlin Olympics. In charge at the Munich event when Israelis were killed. Chicagoland Sports Hall of Fame. National Track and Field Hall of Fame 1974. United States Olympic Hall of Fame.

Babe Didrikson Zaharias

Gender:
Female
Real/Birth Name:
Mildred Ella Didriksen
Also Known As:
Mildred Ella Didrikson
Babe Didrikson
Babe Zaharias
Nickname(s):
Babe
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 Babe Ruth. 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. Texas Track and Field Coaches Hall of Fame 2016. Texas Sports Hall of Fame.

Bill Toomey

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
William Anthony Toomey
Birth Date:
Age today:
79
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Capricorn ♑ - the Sea-Goat - people born December 23 through January 20
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Set the world record in the decathlon in December 1969. Olympic Gold Medal 1968 in decathlon. Colorado Sports Hall of Fame 1971. Mt. SAC Relays Hall of Fame 1992. National Track and Field Hall of Fame 1975. United States Olympic Hall of Fame. James E. Sullivan Award 1969.

Billy Mills

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
William Mervin Mills
Also Known As:
Makata Taka Hela
Birth Date:
Age today:
80, 18 days after his birthday
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. American Indian Athletic Hall of Fame 1978. Presidential Citizens Medal 2012. Breitbard Hall of Fame 1970. National Track and Field Hall of Fame 1976. National High School Hall of Fame 1990. Theodore Roosevelt Award 2014. Sacramento Walk of Stars: A star at L Street; ceremony: 2017.

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 Dallas Cowboys. 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. Texas Track and Field Coaches Hall of Fame 2017.

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. DeMolay International Alumni Association Hall of Fame 1989. National Track and Field Hall of Fame 1974. Stanford Athletic Hall of Fame. National High School Hall of Fame 1989. Theodore Roosevelt Award 1995. James E. Sullivan Award 1948.

Bob Seagren

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Robert Seagren
Birth Date:
Age today:
71
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Libra ♎ - the Scales - people born September 24 through October 23
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

TV show Soap. National Pole Vault Hall of Fame 2000. National Track and Field Hall of Fame 1986. Mt. SAC Relays Hall of Fame 1975.

Bobby Morrow

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Bobby Joe Morrow
Birth Date:
Age today:
82
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Libra ♎ - the Scales - people born September 24 through October 23
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Sprinter. Olympic Gold Medal 1956 in 100 meters. Olympic Gold Medal 1956 in 200 meters. Olympic Gold Medal 1956 in 4x100 meters relay. Texas Track and Field Coaches Hall of Fame 2016. National Track and Field Hall of Fame 1975. Sports Illustrated Sportsperson of the Year 1956. Texas Sports Hall of Fame. United States Olympic Hall of Fame. James E. Sullivan Award 1957.

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:
68
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 Can't Stop the Music. TV series CHiPs, Keeping Up with the Kardashians. 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. Arthur Ashe Courage Award 2015. James E. Sullivan Award 1976.

Carl Lewis

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Frederick Carlton Lewis
Birth Date:
Age today:
57, 17 days after his birthday
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Cancer ♋ - the Crab - people born June 22 through July 22
Birth Place:

Relationships:

older brother of
Older than Carol Lewis by 2 years.

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. Mt. SAC Relays Hall of Fame 1984. Texas Track and Field Coaches Hall of Fame 2016. University of Houston Cougars Hall of Honor 1998. Southwest Conference Hall of Fame 2013. James E. Sullivan Award 1981.

Chandra Cheeseborough

Gender:
Female
Real/Birth Name:
Chandra Danette Cheeseborough
Also Known As:
Chandra Spellman
Birth Date:
Age today:
59
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Capricorn ♑ - the Sea-Goat - people born December 23 through January 20
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Sprinter. Olympic Gold Medal 1984 twice, for 4x100 relay and 4x400. Florida Sports Hall of Fame 2007. National Track and Field Hall of Fame 2000. Tennessee Sports Hall of Fame 2002.

Clyde Littlefield

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Clyde Littlefield
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
88
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Libra ♎ - the Scales - people born September 24 through October 23
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Track and field coach, later football coach, team University of Texas. National Track and Field Hall of Fame 1981. Texas Sports Hall of Fame. Texas Track and Field Coaches Hall of Fame 2016. Longhorn Men's Hall of Honor 1961. Southwest Conference Hall of Fame 2013.

Dick Fosbury

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Richard Douglas Fosbury
Birth Date:
Age today:
71
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. National High School Hall of Fame 2018.

Dwight Stones

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Dwight Edwin Stones
Birth Date:
Age today:
64
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. LBSU Athletic Hall of Fame 1987.

Edwin Moses

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Edwin Corley Moses
Birth Date:
Age today:
62
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Virgo ♍ - the Virgin - people born August 22 through September 23
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Won Olympic Gold Medal 1976 andOlympic Gold Medal 1984 in the 400 m hurdles. Georgia Sports Hall of Fame 1998. Jesse Owens Award 1981. National Track and Field Hall of Fame 1994. United States Olympic Hall of Fame. Atlanta Sports Hall of Fame. Mt. SAC Relays Hall of Fame 1981. Sports Illustrated Sportsperson of the Year 1984. James E. Sullivan Award 1983.

Evelyn Ashford

Gender:
Female
Real/Birth Name:
Evelyn Ashford
Birth Date:
Age today:
61
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Aries ♈ - the Ram - people born March 21 through April 20
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Olympic Gold Medal 1984 100-meter dash. Olympic Gold Medal 1984 4100 meter relay. Olympic Gold Medal 1988. Olympic Gold Medal 1992. UCLA Athletics Hall of Fame 1990. International Women's Sports Hall of Fame 1997. Mt. SAC Relays Hall of Fame 1994. National Track and Field Hall of Fame 1997. United States Olympic Hall of Fame.

Florence Griffith Joyner

Gender:
Female
Real/Birth Name:
Florence Delorez Griffith
Also Known As:
Florence Griffith-Joyner
Nickname(s):
Flo-Jo
Dee Dee
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:

Relationships:

wife of
Al Joyner, until she died.
Older than Al Joyner by less than 1 year.

Brief Facts:

Runner. Died of a severe epileptic seizure in her sleep. Jesse Owens Award 1988. National Black Sports and Entertainment Hall of Fame 2002. National Track and Field Hall of Fame 1995. United States Olympic Hall of Fame. UCLA Athletics Hall of Fame 1998. International Women's Sports Hall of Fame 1998. Olympic Gold Medal 1988 100 m, Olympic Gold Medal 1988 200 m, Olympic Gold Medal 1988 4x100 m.

Forrest Towns

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Forrest Grady Towns
Nickname(s):
Spec
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
77
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Aquarius ♒ - the Water-Carrier - people born January 21 through February 19
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

110 meter hurdles athlete. Broke world records 3 times in that event. Coach at University of Georgia. Olympic Gold Medal 1936. Georgia Sports Hall of Fame 1967. National Track and Field Hall of Fame 1976. University of Georgia Athletic Association Circle of Honor 1997.

Francie Larrieu Smith

Gender:
Female
Real/Birth Name:
Frances Anne Larrieu Smith
Birth Date:
Age today:
65
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Sagittarius ♐ - the Archer or Centaur - people born November 23 through December 22
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

The flagbearer at the 1992 Summer Olympics in Barcelona for the US. Cross country and track coach at Southwestern University. LBSU Athletic Hall of Fame 1992. Mt. SAC Relays Hall of Fame 1985. National Distance Running Hall of Fame 1999. National Track and Field Hall of Fame 1998. Texas Track and Field Coaches Hall of Fame 2017.

Frank Shorter

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Frank Charles Shorter
Birth Date:
Age today:
70
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. James E. Sullivan Award 1972.

Fred Wolcott

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Fred Wolcott
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
56
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Sagittarius ♐ - the Archer or Centaur - people born November 23 through December 22
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Hurdles, world records in early 1040s. National Track and Field Hall of Fame 2005. Rice Athletics Hall of Fame 1970. Texas Sports Hall of Fame 1958. Texas Track and Field Coaches Hall of Fame 2016. Big Country Athletic Hall of Fame. Snyder Athletic Hall of Fame 2005. Southwest Conference Hall of Fame 2013.

Gail Devers

Gender:
Female
Real/Birth Name:
Yolanda Gail Devers
Birth Date:
Age today:
51
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.

George Young

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
George Young
Birth Date:
Age today:
80, 6 days before his 81st birthday
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Leo ♌ - the Lion - people born July 23 through August 21
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Long distance runner. Marathon, steeplechase, mile run. Participated in four Olympics, 1960, -64, -68, and -72. Went to the University of Arizona. Mt. SAC Relays Hall of Fame 1987. National Distance Running Hall of Fame 2003. National Track and Field Hall of Fame 1981. New Mexico Sports Hall of Fame 2014.

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 United States Military Academy, as halfback. Team Los Angeles Rams. 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. National High School Hall of Fame 1991.

Helen Stephens

Gender:
Female
Real/Birth Name:
Helen Herring Stephens
Nickname(s):
The Fulton Flash
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
75, 17 days before her 76th birthday
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Aquarius ♒ - the Water-Carrier - people born January 21 through February 19
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Shot put and discus. Olympic Gold Medal 1936 100 meters. Olympic Gold Medal 1936 4x100 meter relay. International Women's Sports Hall of Fame 1983. National Track and Field Hall of Fame 1975. National Women's Hall of Fame 1993. Missouri Sports Hall of Fame 1964.

Jackie Joyner-Kersee

Gender:
Female
Real/Birth Name:
Jacqueline Joyner
Birth Date:
Age today:
56
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Pisces ♓ - the Fish - people born February 20 through March 20
Birth Place:

Relationships:

younger sister of
Younger than Al Joyner by 2 years.

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. 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. Mt. SAC Relays Hall of Fame 2001. National High School Hall of Fame 1989. James E. Sullivan Award 1986. 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. Presidential Medal of Freedom 1977. Congressional Gold Medal 1988. Alabama Sports Hall of Fame 1970. Los Angeles Memorial Coloseum Court of Honors 1984. National High School Hall of Fame 1983. Theodore Roosevelt Award 1974. NSMA Hall of Fame 1978.

Jim Ryun

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
James Ronald Ryun
Birth Date:
Age today:
71
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 Track and Field Hall of Fame 1980. Sports Illustrated Sportsperson of the Year 1966. National High School Hall of Fame 1983. James E. Sullivan Award 1966.

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 Canton Bulldogs, New York Giants. Movie White Heat. 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. American Football Kicking Hall of Fame 2008.

Joan Benoit Samuelson

Gender:
Female
Real/Birth Name:
Joan Benoit
Birth Date:
Age today:
61
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 Running Tide, Running for Women. 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.

John Carlos

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
John Wesley Carlos
Birth Date:
Age today:
73
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Gemini ♊ - the Twins - people born May 22 through June 21
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Sprint runner. Known for "black power" salute at the 1968 Olympics. Team Montreal Alouettes. Arthur Ashe Courage Award 2008.. International Civil Rights Walk of Fame 2014. National Track and Field Hall of Fame 2003.

John Godina

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
John Carl Godina
Birth Date:
Age today:
46
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Gemini ♊ - the Twins - people born May 22 through June 21
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Shot put, discus. First in 2001 World Championships. Jesse Owens Award 1998. Jesse Owens Award 2001. Mt. SAC Relays Hall of Fame 2010. National High School Hall of Fame 2010. National Track and Field Hall of Fame 2013.

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. James E. Sullivan Award 1954.

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, 17 days before her 60th birthday
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. Jesse Owens Award 1983. Sports Illustrated Sportsperson of the Year 1983.

Michael Johnson

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Michael Duane Johnson
Birth Date:
Age today:
50
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. Southwest Conference Hall of Fame 2013. James E. Sullivan Award 1996.

Milt Campbell

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Milton Gray Campbell
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
78
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Sagittarius ♐ - the Archer or Centaur - people born November 23 through December 22
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Decathlete. One season, team Cleveland Browns. Olympic Gold Medal 1956. National High School Hall of Fame 1991. National Track and Field Hall of Fame 1989. New Jersey Sports Hall of Fame 1993. New Jersey Hall of Fame 2012. United States Olympic Hall of Fame. IU Athletics Hall of Fame 1982.

Rafer Johnson

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Rafer Lewis Johnson
Birth Date:
Age today:
82, 31 days before his 83rd 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 UCLA. Movie Licence to Kill. Helped Rosey Grier capture Sirhan Sirhan at Robert Kennedy's assassination. California Sports Hall of Fame 2007. California Hall of Fame 2009. 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. Sports Illustrated Sportsperson of the Year 1958. Texas Track and Field Coaches Hall of Fame 2016. National High School Hall of Fame 1990. Theodore Roosevelt Award 1994. James E. Sullivan Award 1960.

Ralph Boston

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Ralph Harold Boston
Birth Date:
Age today:
79
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Taurus ♉ - the Bull - people born April 21 through May 21
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

The first person to break the 27 feet (8.2 m) barrier in the long jump. Olympic Gold Medal 1960. Mississippi Sports Hall of Fame and Museum 1976. Mt. SAC Relays Hall of Fame 1975. National Track and Field Hall of Fame 1974. United States Olympic Hall of Fame. Tennessee Sports Hall of Fame 1970.

Randy Matson

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
James Randel Matson
Birth Date:
Age today:
73
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Pisces ♓ - the Fish - people born February 20 through March 20
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Shot put. Olympic Gold Medal 1968. Mt. SAC Relays Hall of Fame 1990. National Track and Field Hall of Fame 1984. Texas Sports Hall of Fame. Texas Track and Field Coaches Hall of Fame 2012. National High School Hall of Fame 1988. Southwest Conference Hall of Fame 2013. James E. Sullivan Award 1967.

Roger Kingdom

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Roger Nona Kingdom
Birth Date:
Age today:
55
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Virgo ♍ - the Virgin - people born August 22 through September 23
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Sprint hurdler. Olympic Gold Medal 1984. Olympic Gold Medal 1988. Georgia Sports Hall of Fame 2002. Jesse Owens Award 1989. National Track and Field Hall of Fame 2005. Pennsylvania Sports Hall of Fame 2006.

Stan Huntsman

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Stanley Houser Huntsman
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
84
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Pisces ♓ - the Fish - people born February 20 through March 20
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Coached track at universities and Olympics. Indiana Football Hall of Fame. Longhorn Men's Hall of Honor 2000. National Track and Field Hall of Fame 2004. Tennessee Sports Hall of Fame 2009. Texas Track and Field Coaches Hall of Fame 2017.

Steve Prefontaine

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

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

Tommie Smith

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Tommie C. Smith
Birth Date:
Age today:
74
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Gemini ♊ - the Twins - people born May 22 through June 21
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Brief Facts:

Sprinter. Olympic Gold Medal 1968. Noted for "black power" salute on the stand. Wide receiver, teams San Jose State University, Cincinnati Bengals. Bay Area Sports Hall of Fame 1999. International Civil Rights Walk of Fame 2014. Mt. SAC Relays Hall of Fame 1993. National Track and Field Hall of Fame 1978. Arthur Ashe Courage Award 2008.

Willie Banks

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
William Augustus Banks III
Birth Date:
Age today:
62
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Pisces ♓ - the Fish - people born February 20 through March 20
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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. Mt. SAC Relays Hall of Fame 1999.

Willie Davenport

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
William D. Davenport
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
59, 9 days after his birthday
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Gemini ♊ - the Twins - people born May 22 through June 21
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Brief Facts:

Long distance runner. The first African American to compete in the Winter Olympics for the USA. Olympic Gold Medal 1968. Louisiana Sports Hall of Fame 1988. National Track and Field Hall of Fame 1982. Southwestern Athletic Conference Hall of Fame 2005. United States Olympic Hall of Fame. Mt. SAC Relays Hall of Fame 1977.

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
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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 and Museum 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
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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. James E. Sullivan Award 1961.

Wyomia Tyus

Gender:
Female
Real/Birth Name:
Wyomia Tyus
Birth Date:
Age today:
72
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. Atlanta Sports Hall of Fame.
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