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In the 3000m final at the 1984 Los Angeles Olympics, Zola Budd collided with Mary Decker.

Zola Budd (wearing bib No. looks back at Mary Decker, who's fallen into the infield. (US Presswire)

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Olympic runner Zola Budd, one of the most (in)famous barefoot runners to compete on a track.

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Bob Beamon's World Record Long Jump - 1968 Olympics ( 29 2 ) I remember watching this.maybe the most fabulous sport achievement ever, besting the World Record by more than 2 feet!

<3  Emil Zatopek  3 time Olympic Gold Medalist

"An athlete cannot run with money in his pockets. He must run with hope in his heart & dreams in his head." - Emil Zatopek (Olympic Gold Medalist in Long Distance Running from the Czech Republic)

50 stunning Olympic moments No23: Coe v Ovett, Moscow 1980 | Simon Burnton | Sport | The Guardian

50 stunning Olympic moments Coe v Ovett, Moscow 1980

Galen Rupp winning the US Olympic Marathon Trials in 2:11:12. Not bad for his first marathon.

Galen Rupp winning the US Olympic Marathon Trials in Not bad for his first marathon.

Sprinting star Usain Bolts takes cosy boat ride with Morgan Mitchell

Sprinting star Usain Bolts takes cosy boat ride with Morgan Mitchell

Sprinting star Usain Bolt was pictured showing off his sea-legs as he took a leisurely boat ride on Melbourne's Yarra River with Olympic track runner Morgan Mitchell.

Coming round final bend Viren on his way to win his first of 4 Olympic titles ahead of Prefontaine ( 4th ) Gamoudi ( 2nd ) Ian Stewart ( 3rd )

Coming round final bend Viren on his way to win his first of 4 Olympic titles ahead of Prefontaine ( ) Gamoudi ( ) Ian Stewart ( )

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Emil Zatopek > Triple gold medalist at the Olympics in Helsinki: Marathon ( which he entered as an afterthought ). The greatest distance runner of all time.

Peter Snell from New Zealand won the 800 metres at the 1960 Rome Olympics

Peter Snell from New Zealand won the 800 metres at the 1960 Rome Olympics