40 years later, many feel that Australian Ian Campbell or Brazilian Joao de Oliveira should have been the winner as they were given fouls on 9 of 12 jumps. The USSR's flagbearer was the 3-time Olympic TJ champ Viktor Saneyev.
Who knew that 35 years later, paying money into an athletes trust fund, accessible only after retirement, would no longer a thing and Bruce Jenner would be known as Caitlin. The 1st season was a big success as Steve Cram set WRs at 1500/mile, Aouita in the 1500 and 5k, Slaney in the mile and Kristiansen in the 10k.
Even if you'd get an 'F' in track history, if you ran high school then you probably remember Gammoudi from watching the Steve Prefontaine movies (Gammoudi was 2nd at the 1972 Munich Games).
"Even if I was well prepared, it’s difficult to explain the exact feelings. It was a mix of apprehension, fear and determination at the same time. I remember what our president in that time, Bourguiba, told me before I left for Mexico, ‘Bring me the gold and I will give you what you want.’ My answer was, ‘I’ll bring the gold and you’ll come with me to take it my childhood home,’ a small place in the south of Tunisia, called Sidi Aich. The desire of my mum was to see the President, and this was important for me. Both of us honored the promise, and there are no words to explain my happiness when I heard my national anthem on the top of the podium!"
Some interesting stats are that there has been 366 sub-60 half-marathon performances, but only 9 of them are non-African and only 6 of them came before 2000.
Ullyot was on the US team for the first International Women’s Marathon in Germany in 1976 where she finished 6th and wrote the first training book for women.
Amazing to think that they inducted someone banned from doping - Mary Slaney - long before an Olympic 100 champ. Interesting fact, Remigno's son ran 1:49 in HS.
Retired, he's a fixture at athletics meets when he's not working on his dairy farm.
Butcher also discusses the "advancing years" of the Berlin trio which are probably even more advanced than they are on paper.
The record is 14 and held by Usain Bolt and former Jamaican-born Slovenia sprinter Merlene Ottey.
Lambert was a gold medal contender for Germany at the 1936 Games, but was excluded because she was Jewish. She eventually immigrated to the US and won the US high jump and shot put titles in 1937.
Britain won gold in the men's 100 and 110h.
At the same time as Fosbury was revolutionizing the event with the"Fosbury flop," Brill was doing the same in Canada. She has held the NR since she was 16-years-old when she cleared 1.83m and later upped it to 1.99m.
Sacramento hosted the 2020 Olympic Trials, setting an 8-day attendance record that still stands.