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Ethiopia's Genzebe Dibaba competes in the Women's 1500m Semifinal during the…

Ethiopia's Genzebe Dibaba competes in the Women's Semifinal during the…

Galen Rupp running 10k in Olympics. First medal in a distance event for Americans in nearly 50 years.

Galen Rupp running in 2012 Olympics. First medal in a distance track event for Americans since 1964

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Sebastian COE champion monde 800m ; champion olympique 1500m larousse.fr

Sebastian COE champion monde 800m ; champion olympique 1500m larousse.fr

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First man under for Set WRs over mile, and over a period in The 1983 WC gold medalist and silver in Los Angeles.

Sydney Maree. August 1983 broke Steve Ovett's world record over 1500m. Maree clocked 3:31.24 min. Two years later, Maree broke the 3:30 min-barrier and set a new US record of 3:29.77 min. However, this was not a world record as a few weeks before Steve Cram and Saïd Aouita had already run 3:29.67 and 3:29.71 min respectively. Maree was an excellent 5000 m runner, as well. In Oslo in 1985 he set a new US record at 13:01.15 min. finishing just behind Aouita who set a world record

Sydney Maree. August 1983 broke Steve Ovett's world record over 1500m. Maree clocked 3:31.24 min. Two years later, Maree broke the 3:30 min-barrier and set a new US record of 3:29.77 min. However, this was not a world record as a few weeks before Steve Cram and Saïd Aouita had already run 3:29.67 and 3:29.71 min respectively. Maree was an excellent 5000 m runner, as well. In Oslo in 1985 he set a new US record at 13:01.15 min. finishing just behind Aouita who set a world record

Ethiopian long-distance runner Kenenisa Bekele holds the world record and Olympic record in both the 5000-meter and 10,000-meter events.  The 29-year-old runner has won three Olympic gold medals and five world championship titles.

Ethiopian long-distance runner Kenenisa Bekele holds the world record and Olympic record in both the and events. The runner has won three Olympic gold medals and five world championship titles.

Herb Elliot, undefeated for life. Never lost a race he entered (1957-1961) and retired after winning gold in Rome. Set the mile WR at 3:54 and ran under 4 minutes on 17 occassions. The 1500m WR he lowered to 3:35.6

AUSTRALIAN Herb Elliot - Winning one mile final, during the final day of the 1958 Empire Games.

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