Category Archives: Legendary Athlete

Beryl Burton


British cyclist Beryl Burton dominated women’s cycle racing in the UK in the 1960s, winning more than 90 domestic championships and seven world titles.

Fatima Whitbread


British javelin thrower Fatima Whitbread set a world record in the qualifying round of the 1986 European Championships and became World Champion in 1987.

Mark Spitz


During his amazing career, American swimmer Mark Spitz set 33 official world records and won 9 Olympic golds, including 7 at the 1972 Olympic Games.

Gert Fredriksson


Swedish kayaker Gert Fredriksson dominated his sport during the 1940s and 50s, setting world records and winning multiple Olympic medals.

Jesse Owens


American superstar Jesse Owens won 4 gold medals at the 1936 Berlin Olympics, running the 100 meter sprint in 10.3 seconds.