Doesn't get much better than double Olympic champion and world record holder in the same event.
I think sometimes we under value the exploits of some of the old guys, especially if there are not many people still alive who saw them.
I have read a bit about him this morning and it seemed like he had a great life, achieving and doing many worthy things.
My condolences to his family and friends.
R.I.P Mal Whitfield
Editor's note: We changed the title of this thread to denote Whitfieild's passing