Paula Radcliffe. Radcliffe at the 2008 New York City Marathon. Paula Jane Radcliffe, MBE (born 17 December 1973) is an English long-distance runner. She is a three-time winner of the London Marathon (2002, 2003, 2005), three-time New York Marathon champion (2004, 2007, 2008), and won the 2002 Chicago Marathon.
Joan Benoit Samuelson (born May 16, 1957) is an American marathon runner who won gold at the 1984 Summer Olympics in Los Angeles, the year that the women's marathon was introduced. As a result, she was the first-ever women's Olympic marathon champion.
Mebrahtom "Meb" Keflezighi (/ ˈ m ɛ b k ə ˈ f l ɛ z ɡ i /; Ge'ez: መብራህቶም ክፍልእዝጊ, Mebrāhtōm Kifl'izgī; born May 5, 1975) is a retired Eritrean-born American long distance runner. He is the 2004 Olympic silver medalist in the marathon and finished in fourth place in the 2012 Summer Olympics.
Hicham El Guerrouj (Moroccan Arabic: هشام الݣروج, Hishāmu l-Karrūj; Berber: Hicam El Gerruj, ⵀⵉⵛⴰⵎ ⴻⵍ ⴳⴻⵔⵔⵓⵊ; born 14 September 1974) is a retired Moroccan middle-distance runner. El Guerrouj is the current world record holder in the 1500 meters, mile and outdoor 2000 meters events.
We thought Usain Bolt—the eight-time Olympic gold medalist—was done with his professional career. But over the weekend, Bolt cryptically tweeted out that he had signed with a professional soccer team, leading many to believe that he had inked a deal with a top-level club, eager to tap in on his ...
Florence Delorez Griffith–Joyner (born Florence Delorez Griffith; December 21, 1959 – September 21, 1998), also known as Flo-Jo, was an American track and field athlete. She is considered the fastest woman of all time based on the fact that the world records she set in 1988 for both the 100 m and 200 m still stand.
Deena Kastor Deena Kastor (1973- ) is an American professional long distance runner and Olympic medalist. Following a successful collegiate career at the University of Arkansas, Kastor competed in the 10,000 meter race at the 2000 Olympic finals, after which she turned her attention to road races.
Alberto Salazar (born August 7, 1958) is an American track coach and former world-class long-distance runner. Born in Cuba, Salazar immigrated to the United States as a child with his family. They moved to Manchester, Connecticut and then to Wayland, Massachusetts, where Salazar competed in track and field in high school.