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Encyclopedia > 200 metres

A 200 metre race is a sprint running event. Despite the fact that it is often a faster race than the 100 m, it is less popular than the 100 m, and often attracts runners from that event who wish to "double up" and claim both titles. This feat has been achieved eight times at the Olympic Games, the last by Carl Lewis in 1984. An Olympic double of 200 m and 400 m was first achieved by Valerie Brisco-Hooks in 1984, and later by Michael Johnson and Marie-José Perec in 1996. Sprints are short running races in athletics. ... For other uses, see 1 E2 m. ... The five Olympic rings were designed in 1913, adopted in 1914 and debuted at the Games at Antwerp, 1920. ... Frederick Carlton Carl Lewis (born July 1, 1961) is a retired American track and field athlete who won 10 Olympic medals including 9 golds (He received the gold medal in the 100 meters in 1988 Olympics after Ben Johnson was disqualified for using drugs), and 10 World Championships medals, of... This article is about the year. ... 400 m is a common track running event. ... Valerie Ann Brisco-Hooks (born July 6, 1960 in Greenwood, Mississippi) won three gold medals as an Olympic track and field athlete at the 1984 Olympics at Los Angeles, California, making her the first Olympian win gold medals in both the 200- and 400-meter races. ... Michael Duane Johnson (born September 13, 1967) is a retired American sprinter who holds world records in the 200 meters, 400 meters and 4 x 400 m relay. ... Marie-José Pérec (born May 9, 1968) is a French athlete, specialised in the 200 and 400 m, and triple Olympic champion. ... Year 1996 (MCMXCVI) was a leap year starting on Monday (link will display full 1996 Gregorian calendar). ...


On an outdoor 400 m track, the race begins on the curve and ends on the home straight, so a combination of techniques are needed to successfully run the race. To most trained runners, this is a pure power race. A slightly shorter race, run on a straight track, was the first recorded event at the Ancient Olympics. Despite being twice as long as the 100 m, the best 200 m runners can run a 200 m in a time similar to or even faster than double their 100 m time. This is primarily because the athlete comes into the final straight at full speed already, therefore enabling them to run the second half of the 200 m faster than an athlete can usually run a regular 100 m. For example, Michael Johnson's world record represents an average speed of 10.35 m/s (37.3 km/h or 23.1 mph), faster than the average speed for the current 100 m world record of 9.74 s, which represents an average speed of 10.27 m/s (37.0 km/h or 23.0 mph). Ruins of the training grounds at Olympia The Ancient Olympic Games were an athletic and religious celebration held in the Greek town of Olympia from (historically) as early as 776 BC to 393. ...


The current men's world record holder is Michael Johnson, who ran 19.32 seconds at the 1996 Olympic Games. The current women's world record holder is Florence Griffith-Joyner, who ran 21.34 seconds at the 1988 Olympic Games. The reigning Olympic champions are Shawn Crawford and Veronica Campbell. (Redirected from 1996 Olympic Games) Categories: 1996 Summer Olympics ... Florence Griffith-Joyner (born Delorez Florence Griffith), also known as Flo-Jo (December 21, 1959 – September 21, 1998) was an American track and field athlete. ... (Redirected from 1988 Olympic Games) There were two Olympic Games in the year 1988: 1988 Summer Olympics 1988 Winter Olympics This is a disambiguation page — a navigational aid which lists other pages that might otherwise share the same title. ... Shawn Crawford (born January 14, 1978) is a sprint athlete from the United States. ... Veronica Campbell (born May 15, 1982) is a track and field sprint athlete, competing internationally for Jamaica. ...

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Famous 200 m runners

Men

Shawn Crawford (born January 14, 1978) is a sprint athlete from the United States. ... Michael Duane Johnson (born September 13, 1967) is a retired American sprinter who holds world records in the 200 meters, 400 meters and 4 x 400 m relay. ... Konstantinos Kenteris, also spelt as Konstadinos Kederis (in Greek: Κωνσταντίνος Κεντέρης; born July 11, 1973) is a Greek athlete. ... Frederick Carlton Carl Lewis (born July 1, 1961) is a retired American track and field athlete who won 10 Olympic medals including 9 golds (He received the gold medal in the 100 meters in 1988 Olympics after Ben Johnson was disqualified for using drugs), and 10 World Championships medals, of... Michael Lawrence Mike Marsh (born August 4, 1967) is a former American sprinter, the 1992 Olympic champion in the 200 m. ... Pietro Paolo Mennea (born June 28, 1952) is an Italian former sprinter, who held the 200 m world record for 17 years. ... James Cleveland Jesse Owens (September 12, 1913 – March 31, 1980) was an American track and field athlete. ... For others with a similar name, see Tommy Smith. ... Frank Fredericks (born October 2, 1967) is a Namibian athlete, the first and so far only Olympic medalist of his country. ... Tyson Gay (born August 9, 1982) is an American sprinter and the current 100 meters and 200 meters world champion. ... Wallace Spearmon (born December 24, 1984) in Chicago, Illinois, USA is a sprint athlete. ... Saint John Regis (date unknown) John Regis (31 January 1597 – 30 December 1640) was a French preacher. ...

Women

Fanny Blankers-Koen speeding towards the gold medal in the final of the 80 m hurdles event at the 1948 Summer Olympics. ... Florence Griffith-Joyner (born Delorez Florence Griffith), also known as Flo-Jo (December 21, 1959 – September 21, 1998) was an American track and field athlete. ... Marion Jones, also known as Marion Jones-Thompson (born October 12, 1975 in Los Angeles, California), is a former American athlete in track and field. ... Marie-José Pérec (born May 9, 1968) is a French athlete, specialised in the 200 and 400 m, and triple Olympic champion. ... Gwen Torrence (born June 12, 1965) was a sprint athlete and an Olympic gold medalist from the United States. ... Allyson Felix (born November 18, 1985 in Los Angeles, California) is a track and field sprint athlete, competing internationally for the United States in the 200 meters. ... Veronica Campbell (born May 15, 1982) is a track and field sprint athlete, competing internationally for Jamaica. ... Valerie Ann Brisco-Hooks (born July 6, 1960 in Greenwood, Mississippi) won three gold medals as an Olympic track and field athlete at the 1984 Olympics at Los Angeles, California, making her the first Olympian win gold medals in both the 200- and 400-meter races. ... Image:Merlene Ottey. ...

All-time fastest 200 m athletes

Men

Updated June 24, 2007. Only the fastest time for each athlete is listed. is the 175th day of the year (176th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2007 (MMVII) is the current year, a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar and the AD/CE era in the. ...

Rank Res. Athlete Nation Date Place
1. 19.32 Michael Johnson Flag of the United States United States 1 August 1996 Atlanta
2. 19.62 Tyson Gay Flag of the United States United States 24 June 2007 Indianapolis
3. 19.63 Xavier Carter Flag of the United States United States 11 July 2006 Lausanne
4. 19.65 Wallace Spearmon Flag of the United States United States 28 September 2006 Daegu
5. 19.68 Frank Fredericks Flag of Namibia Namibia 1 August 1996 Atlanta
6. 19.69 Walter Dix Flag of the United States United States 26 May 2007 Gainesville
7. 19.72 Pietro Mennea Flag of Italy Italy 12 September 1979 Mexico City
8. 19.73 Michael Marsh Flag of the United States United States 5 August 1992 Barcelona
9. 19.75 Carl Lewis Flag of the United States United States 19 June 1983 Indianapolis
Joe DeLoach Flag of the United States United States 28 September 1988 Seoul
Usain Bolt Flag of Jamaica Jamaica 24 June 2007 Kingston

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Short name Statistics Location map Map of South Korea highlighting the city. ... Frank Fredericks (born October 2, 1967) is a Namibian athlete, the first and so far only Olympic medalist of his country. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Namibia. ... is the 213th day of the year (214th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1996 (MCMXCVI) was a leap year starting on Monday (link will display full 1996 Gregorian calendar). ... This article is about the state capital of Georgia. ... Walter Dix of Coral Springs, Florida, United States of America is a sprinter. ... Image File history File links This is a lossless scalable vector image. ... is the 146th day of the year (147th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2007 (MMVII) is the current year, a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar and the AD/CE era in the. ... Location of Gainesville, Florida Coordinates: , Country State County Alachua Incorporated (city) 15 April 1869 Government  - Type Mayor-Council  - Mayor Pegeen Hanrahan  - City Manager Russ Blackburn Area [1]  - City  49. ... Pietro Paolo Mennea (born June 28, 1952) is an Italian former sprinter, who held the 200 m world record for 17 years. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Italy. ... is the 255th day of the year (256th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Also: 1979 by Smashing Pumpkins. ... Nickname: Motto: Capital en movimiento Location of Mexico City in south central Mexico Coordinates: , Country Federal entity Boroughs The 16 delegaciones Founded c. ... Michael Lawrence (Mike) Marsh (born August 4, 1967) is a former American sprinter, the 1992 Olympic champion in the 200 m. ... Image File history File links This is a lossless scalable vector image. ... is the 217th day of the year (218th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1992 (MCMXCII) was a leap year starting on Wednesday (link will display full 1992 Gregorian calendar). ... Location Coordinates : Time Zone : CET (GMT +1) - summer: CEST (GMT +2) General information Native name Barcelona (Catalan) Spanish name Barcelona Nickname Ciutat Comtal (City of Counts) Postal code 08001–08080 Area code 34 (Spain) + 93 (Barcelona) Website http://www. ... Frederick Carlton Carl Lewis (born July 1, 1961) is a retired American track and field athlete who won 10 Olympic medals including 9 golds (He received the gold medal in the 100 meters in 1988 Olympics after Ben Johnson was disqualified for using drugs), and 10 World Championships medals, of... Image File history File links This is a lossless scalable vector image. ... is the 170th day of the year (171st in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1983 (MCMLXXXIII) was a common year starting on Saturday (link displays the 1983 Gregorian calendar). ... The Indianapolis skyline Indianapolis is the capital of the U.S. state of Indiana. ... Joseph (Joe) Nathaniel DeLoach (born June 5, 1967) is a former American sprinter, the 1988 Olympic champion in the 200 m. ... Image File history File links This is a lossless scalable vector image. ... is the 271st day of the year (272nd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1988 (MCMLXXXVIII) was a leap year starting on Friday (link displays 1988 Gregorian calendar). ... Short name Statistics Location map Map of location of Seoul. ... Usain Bolt (born 21 August 1986 in Trelawny,Jamaica) is a Jamaican sprinter and current world junior and Jamaican record holder over the 200 m. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Jamaica. ... is the 175th day of the year (176th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2007 (MMVII) is the current year, a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar and the AD/CE era in the. ... The City of Kingston is the capital and largest city of Jamaica. ...

Women

Updated June 10, 2005 Image File history File links Gnome_globe_current_event. ... Image File history File links This is a lossless scalable vector image. ... is the 161st day of the year (162nd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2005 (MMV) was a common year starting on Saturday (link displays full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ...

Rank Res. Athlete Nation Date Place
1. 21.33 Florence Griffith-Joyner Flag of the United States United States 29 September 1988 Seoul
2. 21.62 Marion Jones Flag of the United States United States 11 September 1998 Johannesburg
3. 21.64 Merlene Ottey Flag of Jamaica Jamaica 13 September 1991 Brussels
4 21.71 Marita Koch Flag of the German Democratic Republic East Germany 10 June 1979 Karl-Marx-Stadt
Heike Drechsler Flag of the German Democratic Republic East Germany 29 June 1986 Jena
6 21.72 Grace Jackson Flag of Jamaica Jamaica 29 September 1988 Seoul
Gwen Torrence Flag of the United States United States 15 August 1992 Barcelona
8 21.74 Marlies Göhr Flag of the German Democratic Republic East Germany 3 June 1984 Erfurt
Silke Gladisch-Möller Flag of the German Democratic Republic East Germany 3 September 1987 Rome
10. 21.75 Juliet Cuthbert Flag of Jamaica Jamaica 15 August 1992 Barcelona

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Grace Jackson (born 14 June 1961) is a retired Jamaican athlete who competed mainly in the 200 metres. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Jamaica. ... is the 272nd day of the year (273rd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1988 (MCMLXXXVIII) was a leap year starting on Friday (link displays 1988 Gregorian calendar). ... Short name Statistics Location map Map of location of Seoul. ... Gwen Torrence (born June 12, 1965) was a sprint athlete and an Olympic gold medalist from the United States. ... Image File history File links This is a lossless scalable vector image. ... is the 227th day of the year (228th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1992 (MCMXCII) was a leap year starting on Wednesday (link will display full 1992 Gregorian calendar). ... Location Coordinates : Time Zone : CET (GMT +1) - summer: CEST (GMT +2) General information Native name Barcelona (Catalan) Spanish name Barcelona Nickname Ciutat Comtal (City of Counts) Postal code 08001–08080 Area code 34 (Spain) + 93 (Barcelona) Website http://www. ... Marlies Göhr (born March 21, 1958 in Gera, Germany) was an East German athlete, the winner of the 100 m at the inaugural World Championships in 1983. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_East_Germany. ... Anthem Auferstanden aus Ruinen Capital East Berlin Language(s) German Government Socialist republic Head of State  - 1949 – 1960 Wilhelm Pieck  - 1960 – 1973 Walter Ulbricht  - 1973 – 1976 Willi Stoph  - 1976 – 1989 Erich Honecker  - 1989 Egon Krenz  - 1989 - 1990 Manfred Gerlach Head of Government  - 1949 – 1964 Otto Grotewohl  - 1964 – 1973 Willi Stoph... is the 154th day of the year (155th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... This article is about the year. ... The cathedral Mariendom at night. ... Silke Möller, née Gladisch (born June 20, 1964 in Stralsund, Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania) is a German track and field athlete, who in the 1980s competed for East Germany as one of the best female sprinters in the world. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_East_Germany. ... Anthem Auferstanden aus Ruinen Capital East Berlin Language(s) German Government Socialist republic Head of State  - 1949 – 1960 Wilhelm Pieck  - 1960 – 1973 Walter Ulbricht  - 1973 – 1976 Willi Stoph  - 1976 – 1989 Erich Honecker  - 1989 Egon Krenz  - 1989 - 1990 Manfred Gerlach Head of Government  - 1949 – 1964 Otto Grotewohl  - 1964 – 1973 Willi Stoph... is the 246th day of the year (247th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1987 (MCMLXXXVII) was a common year starting on Thursday (link displays 1987 Gregorian calendar). ... Nickname: Motto: SPQR: Senatus Populusque Romanus Location of the city of Rome (yellow) within the Province of Rome (red) and region of Lazio (grey) Coordinates: Region Lazio Province Province of Rome Founded 21 April 753 BC Government  - Mayor Walter Veltroni Area  - City 1,285 km²  (580 sq mi)  - Urban 5... Juliet Cuthbert (born 6 April 1964) is a Jamaican athlete who competed mainly in the sprints (100 and 200 metres). ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Jamaica. ... is the 227th day of the year (228th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1992 (MCMXCII) was a leap year starting on Wednesday (link will display full 1992 Gregorian calendar). ... Location Coordinates : Time Zone : CET (GMT +1) - summer: CEST (GMT +2) General information Native name Barcelona (Catalan) Spanish name Barcelona Nickname Ciutat Comtal (City of Counts) Postal code 08001–08080 Area code 34 (Spain) + 93 (Barcelona) Website http://www. ...

Olympic medalists

Men

Year Gold Silver Bronze
1900 Walter Tewksbury (USA) Norman Pritchard (IND) Stanley Rowley (AUS)
1904 Archie Hahn (USA) Nate Cartmell (USA) William Hogenson (USA)
1908 Bobby Kerr (CAN) Robert Cloughen (USA) Nate Cartmell (USA)
1912 Ralph Craig (USA) Don Lippincott (USA) William Applegarth (GBR)
1920 Allen Woodring (USA) Charles Paddock (USA) Harry Edward (GBR)
1924 Jackson Scholz (USA) Charles Paddock (USA) Eric Liddell (GBR)
1928 Percy Williams (CAN) Walter Rangeley (GBR) Helmut Körnig (GER)
1932 Thomas Edward Tolan (USA) George Simpson (USA) Ralph Metcalfe (USA)
1936 Jesse Owens (USA) Mack Robinson (USA) Tinus Osendarp (NED)
1948 Mel Patton (USA) Barney Ewell (USA) Lloyd LaBeach (PAN)
1952 Andy Stanfield (USA) Thane Baker (USA) James Gathers (USA)
1956 Bobby Morrow (USA) Andy Stanfield (USA) Thane Baker (USA)
1960 Livio Berruti (ITA) Lester Carney (USA) Abdoulaye Seye (SEN)
1964 Henry Carr (USA) Otis Drayton (USA) Edwin Roberts (TRI)
1968 Tommie Smith (USA) Peter Norman (AUS) John Carlos (USA)
1972 Valeri Borzov (URS) Larry Black (USA) Pietro Mennea (ITA)
1976 Don Quarrie (JAM) Millard Hampton (USA) Dwayne Evans (USA)
1980 Pietro Mennea (ITA) Allan Wells (GBR) Don Quarrie (JAM)
1984 Carl Lewis (USA) Kirk Baptiste (USA) Thomas Jefferson (USA)
1988 Joe DeLoach (USA) Carl Lewis (USA) Robson da Silva (BRA)
1992 Mike Marsh (USA) Frankie Fredericks (NAM) Michael Bates (USA)
1996 Michael Johnson (USA) Frankie Fredericks (NAM) Ato Boldon (TRI)
2000 Konstantinos Kenteris (GRE) Darren Campbell (GBR) Ato Boldon (TRI)
2004 Shawn Crawford (USA) Bernard Williams (USA) Justin Gatlin (USA)

John Tewksbury John Walter Beardsley Tewksbury (March 21, 1876-April 25, 1968) was an American track and field athlete. ... Norman Gilbert Pritchard (June 23, 1875 - October 31, 1929) was an outstanding athlete from India who went on to star in Hollywood and Broadway. ... Stanley Rupert Rowley (September 11, 1876 - April 1, 1924) was an Australian sprinter who won four medals at the 1900 Summer Olympics; three for Australia and one for Great Britain and Ireland, making him the only Olympian in history to win medals for two different countries at the same Olympic... Charles Archibald Archie Hahn (September 14, 1880 – January 21, 1955) was an American athlete, and one of the best sprinters in the early 20th century. ... Nathaniel John Nate Cartmell (January 13, 1883 - August 23, 1967) was an American athlete. ... William P. Hogenson (born c. ... Bobby Kerr Robert Bobby Kerr (June 9, 1882 – May 12, 1963) was a Irish-Canadian sprinter. ... Robert Cloughen (1889 - ?) was an American athlete. ... Nathaniel John Nate Cartmell (January 13, 1883 - August 23, 1967) was an American athlete. ... Ralph Cook Craig (June 21, 1889 – July 21, 1972) was an American athlete, winner of the sprint double at the 1912 Summer Olympics. ... Donald Fithian Don Lippincott (November 16, 1893 - January 9, 1963) was an American athlete who competed mainly in the sprints. ... William Reuben Willie Applegarth (May 11, 1890 - December 12, 1958) was a British athlete, winner of gold medal in 4x100 m relay at the 1912 Summer Olympics. ... Allen Woodring (February 15, American athlete, the 1920 Olympic champion in the 200 m. ... Charles William Paddock (November 8, 1900-July 21, 1943) was an American athlete and two-fold Olympic champion. ... Harry Edward was a runner from Great Britain who won the bronze medal in both the 100m and 200m sprint race at the 1920 Summer Olympics. ... Jackson Volney Scholz (March 15, 1897-October 26, 1986) was an American track and field athlete, specialized in the sprint. ... Charles William Paddock (November 8, 1900-July 21, 1943) was an American athlete and two-fold Olympic champion. ... Eric Henry Liddell, circa 1923. ... Percy Alfred Williams, OC (May 19, 1908 - November 29, 1982) was a Canadian athlete, winner of the 100 m and 200 m races at the 1928 Summer Olympics. ... Walter Rangeley (born 14 December 1903) was a British athlete who competed mainly in the sprints He competed for Great Britain in the 1924 Summer Olympics held in Paris, France in the 4 x 100 metre relay where he won the silver medal with his team mates Harold Abrahams, William... Helmut Körnig (born September 12, 1905 in Berlin; died March 5, 1972) was a German athlete. ... Thomas Edward Eddie Tolan (September 29, 1908 – January 30/31, 1967)[1][2] was an American athlete and sprinter and winner of two gold medals at the 1932 Summer Olympics. ... George Simpson is the name of several people: George Simpson (politician) for Lord Simpson of Dunkeld. ... Ralph Harold Metcalfe (May 30, 1910 - October 10, 1978) was an American athlete who jointly held the world record for the 100 metre sprint. ... James Cleveland Jesse Owens (September 12, 1913 – March 31, 1980) was an American track and field athlete. ... For the British television director and producer, see Matthew Robinson. ... Martinus Bernardus Tinus Osendarp (May 21, 1916 - June 20, 2002) was a Dutch athlete, excelling in the sprint events. ... Melvin Emery Mel Patton (born November 16, 1924) is a former American athlete, winner of two gold medals at the 1948 Summer Olympics. ... Henry Norwood Barney Ewell (February 25, 1918 - April 4, 1996) was an American athlete, winner of one gold and two silver medals at the 1948 Summer Olympics. ... Lloyd LaBeach is a former sprinter from Panama who won two bronze medals at the 1948 Summer Olympics, the first and so far only Olympic medals for Panama. ... Andrew William Andy Stanfield (December 29, 1927-June 15, 1985) was an American track and field athlete. ... Walter Thane Baker (born October 4, 1931) is a former American athlete, winner of gold medal in 4x100 m relay at the 1956 Summer Olympics. ... James Gathers (June 17, 1930 - June 1, 2002) was an American athlete who competed mainly in the 200 metres. ... Bobby Joe Morrow (born October 15, 1935) was an American athlete, winner of three Olympic gold medals in 1956. ... Andrew William Andy Stanfield (December 29, 1927-June 15, 1985) was an American track and field athlete. ... Walter Thane Baker (born October 4, 1931) is a former American athlete, winner of gold medal in 4x100 m relay at the 1956 Summer Olympics. ... Livio Berruti (born May 19, 1939) is a former Italian athlete. ... Lester Carney (born 21 March 1934) was an American athlete who competed mainly in the 200 metres. ... Abdoulaye Seye (born 30 July 1934) is a former Senegalese sprinter. ... Henry Carr (born November 27, 1942) is a former American athlete, winner of two gold medals at the 1964 Summer Olympics. ... Edwin Roberts (born 12 August 1941 in Port of Spain) was a Trinidadian athlete who competed mainly in the 200 metres. ... For others with a similar name, see Tommy Smith. ... Peter Norman (left) with Tommie Smith (centre) and John Carlos Peter George Norman (15 June 1942 – 3 October 2006) was an Australian track star best known for winning the silver medal in the 200 metres at the 1968 Summer Olympics in Mexico City. ... John Wesley Carlos (born June 5, 1945 in Harlem, New York) is an American former track and field athlete and professional football player. ... Valeri Filippovich Borzov (Валерий Филиппович Борзов) (born October 20, 1949) is a Ukrainian athlete, running for the Soviet Union in the past. ... Lawrence Larry J. Black (born July 20, 1951) is a former American athlete, winner of gold medal in 4x100 m relay and silver medal in the 200 m at the 1972 Summer Olympics in Munich. ... Pietro Paolo Mennea (born June 28, 1952) is an Italian former sprinter, who held the 200 m world record for 17 years. ... Donald ORiley Don Quarrie (born February 25, 1951) is a former Jamaican athlete, one of the worlds top sprinters during the 1970s. ... Millard Frank Hampton, Jr. ... Dwayne Evans (born 13 October 1958) was an American athlete who competed mainly in the 200 metres. ... Pietro Paolo Mennea (born June 28, 1952) is an Italian former sprinter, who held the 200 m world record for 17 years. ... Allan Wipper Wells (born May 3, 1952) is a former Scottish athlete who became Olympic Champion in the 100 m at the 1980 Summer Olympics in Moscow. ... Donald ORiley Don Quarrie (born February 25, 1951) is a former Jamaican athlete, one of the worlds top sprinters during the 1970s. ... Frederick Carlton Carl Lewis (born July 1, 1961) is a retired American track and field athlete who won 10 Olympic medals including 9 golds (He received the gold medal in the 100 meters in 1988 Olympics after Ben Johnson was disqualified for using drugs), and 10 World Championships medals, of... Kirk Baptiste (born 20 June 1963) was an American athlete who competed mainly in the 200 metres. ... Thomas Jefferson (13 April 1743 N.S.–4 July 1826) was the third President of the United States (1801–09), the principal author of the Declaration of Independence (1776), and one of the most influential Founding Fathers for his promotion of the ideals of Republicanism in the United States. ... Joseph (Joe) Nathaniel DeLoach (born June 5, 1967) is a former American sprinter, the 1988 Olympic champion in the 200 m. ... Frederick Carlton Carl Lewis (born July 1, 1961) is a retired American track and field athlete who won 10 Olympic medals including 9 golds (He received the gold medal in the 100 meters in 1988 Olympics after Ben Johnson was disqualified for using drugs), and 10 World Championships medals, of... Robson da Silva (born 1964) was the most successful Brazilian sprinter of all time. ... Michael Lawrence (Mike) Marsh (born August 4, 1967) is a former American sprinter, the 1992 Olympic champion in the 200 m. ... Frank Fredericks (born October 2, 1967) is a Namibian athlete, the first and so far only Olympic medalist of his country. ... Michael Bates (born December 19, 1969) is an American former two-sport athlete who gained renown both as a sprinter who won an Olympic bronze medal in the 200-meter dash in 1992, and also as a four-time Pro Bowl standout kick returner in the National Football League. ... Michael Duane Johnson (born September 13, 1967) is a retired American sprinter who holds world records in the 200 meters, 400 meters and 4 x 400 m relay. ... Frank Fredericks (born October 2, 1967) is a Namibian athlete, the first and so far only Olympic medalist of his country. ... Ato Jabari Boldon (born December 30, 1973) is a retired athlete from Trinidad and Tobago, the 1997 200 m World Champion and four-time Olympic medal winner. ... Konstantinos Kenteris, also spelt as Konstadinos Kederis (in Greek: Κωνσταντίνος Κεντέρης; born July 11, 1973) is a Greek athlete. ... Darren Campbell (born September 12, 1973) is an English sprint athlete. ... Ato Jabari Boldon (born December 30, 1973) is a retired athlete from Trinidad and Tobago, the 1997 200 m World Champion and four-time Olympic medal winner. ... Shawn Crawford (born January 14, 1978) is a sprint athlete from the United States. ... Bernard R. Williams III (born January 19, 1978) is an American athlete, winner of gold medal in 4x100 m relay at the 2000 Summer Olympics. ... Justin Gatlin (born February 10, 1982) is an American sprinter. ...

Women

Year Gold Silver Bronze
1948 Fanny Blankers-Koen (NED) Audrey Williamson (GBR) Audrey Patterson (USA)
1952 Marjorie Jackson (AUS) Puck Brouwer (NED) Nadezhda Khnykina (URS)
1956 Betty Cuthbert (AUS) Christa Stubnick (DDR) Marlene Matthews (AUS)
1960 Wilma Rudolph (USA) Jutta Heine (GER) Dorothy Hyman (GBR)
1964 Edith McGuire (USA) Irena Kirszenstein (POL) Marilyn Black (AUS)
1968 Irena Szewińska (POL) Raelene Boyle (AUS) Jenny Lamy (AUS)
1972 Renate Stecher (DDR) Raelene Boyle (AUS) Irena Szewińska (POL)
1976 Bärbel Eckert (DDR) Annegret Richter (GER) Renate Stecher (DDR)
1980 Bärbel Wöckel (DDR) Natalya Bochina (URS) Merlene Ottey (JAM)
1984 Valerie Brisco-Hooks (USA) Florence Griffith-Joyner (USA) Merlene Ottey (JAM)
1988 Florence Griffith-Joyner (USA) Grace Jackson (JAM) Heike Drechsler (DDR)
1992 Gwen Torrence (USA) Juliet Cuthbert (JAM) Merlene Ottey (JAM)
1996 Marie-José Perec (FRA) Merlene Ottey (JAM) Mary Onyali (NGR)
2000 Marion Jones (USA) Pauline Davis-Thompson (BAH) Susanthika Jayasinghe (SRI)
2004 Veronica Campbell (JAM) Allyson Felix (USA) Debbie Ferguson (BAH)

Fanny Blankers-Koen speeding towards the gold medal in the final of the 80 m hurdles event at the 1948 Summer Olympics. ... Audrey Williamson (Born 28 September 1926 is a retired British athlete who competed mainly in the 200 metres. ... Audrey Patterson is an American athlete who competed mainly in the 200 metres. ... Marjorie Jackson-Nelson, AC, CVO, MBE (born September 13, 1931) is the Governor of South Australia and a former Australian athlete. ... Puck Brouwer is a Dutch athlete who competed mainly in the 200 metres. ... Nadezhda Pavlovna Khnykina (Russian: ; maiden name Nadezhda Pavlovna Dvalishvili) (born June 24, 1933 – died 1994 [1]) is a Soviet athlete who competed mainly in the 200 metres and long jump. ... Statue of Betty Cuthbert outside the Melbourne Cricket Ground Elizabeth (Betty) Cuthbert (born April 20, 1938 in Merrylands[1], New South Wales) is an Australian athlete, and a four-fold Olympic champion. ... Christa Stubnick (born 12 December 1933) is a German athlete who competed mainly in the sprints. ... Marlene Matthews (born February 14, 1934) is a former Australian sprinter. ... Wilma Glodean Rudolph (June 23, 1940 – November 12, 1994) was an American athlete, and in the 1960 Summer Olympics in Rome, Italy, she became the first American woman to win three gold medals in track and field during a single Olympic Games, despite running on a sprained ankle. ... Jutta Heine is a German athlete who competed mainly in the 100 metres. ... Dorothy Hyman (born 9 May 1941) is a British athlete who competed mainly in the 100 metres. ... Edith Marie McGuire (born June 3, 1944), later known as Edith McGuire Duvall, is a former American sprinter. ... Irena SzewiÅ„ska (born Irena Kirszenstein on May 24, 1946 in St. ... Marilyn Mary Black (born May 20, 1944 in New South Wales, Australien) is a former Australian sprinter. ... Irena SzewiÅ„ska (born Irena Kirszenstein on May 24, 1946 in St. ... Raelene Boyle MBE (1951 - ), Australian athlete, represented Australia at four Olympic Games as a sprinter, winning three silver medals. ... Jenny Lamy (born February 28, 1949) is a former Australian sprinter. ... Renate Stecher (born May 15, 1950 in Süptitz) is a German (former East German) athlete and a triple Olympic champion. ... Raelene Boyle MBE (1951 - ), Australian athlete, represented Australia at four Olympic Games as a sprinter, winning three silver medals. ... Irena SzewiÅ„ska (born Irena Kirszenstein on May 24, 1946 in St. ... Bärbel Wöckel (born in Germany, 1955-03-21) is a German Olympic track and field athlete who won four gold medals, two each in the 1976 and 1980 Olympics. ... Annegret Richter (born October 13, 1950 in Dortmund) is a German (former West German) athlete and the 1976 Olympic 100 m champion. ... Renate Stecher (born May 15, 1950 in Süptitz) is a German (former East German) athlete and a triple Olympic champion. ... Bärbel Wöckel (born in Germany, 1955-03-21) is a German Olympic track and field athlete who won four gold medals, two each in the 1976 and 1980 Olympics. ... Natalya Bochina (Russian: ) (born January 4, 1962) is a Soviet athlete who competed mainly in the 200 metres. ... Image:Merlene Ottey. ... Valerie Ann Brisco-Hooks (born July 6, 1960 in Greenwood, Mississippi) won three gold medals as an Olympic track and field athlete at the 1984 Olympics at Los Angeles, California, making her the first Olympian win gold medals in both the 200- and 400-meter races. ... Florence Griffith-Joyner (born Delorez Florence Griffith), also known as Flo-Jo (December 21, 1959 – September 21, 1998) was an American track and field athlete. ... Image:Merlene Ottey. ... Florence Griffith-Joyner (born Delorez Florence Griffith), also known as Flo-Jo (December 21, 1959 – September 21, 1998) was an American track and field athlete. ... Grace Jackson (born 14 June 1961) is a retired Jamaican athlete who competed mainly in the 200 metres. ... Heike Drechsler (born December 16, 1964 Gera) is a German athlete, who has won 2 Olympic gold medals. ... Gwen Torrence (born June 12, 1965) was a sprint athlete and an Olympic gold medalist from the United States. ... Juliet Cuthbert (born 6 April 1964) is a Jamaican athlete who competed mainly in the sprints (100 and 200 metres). ... Image:Merlene Ottey. ... Marie-José Pérec (born May 9, 1968) is a French athlete, specialised in the 200 and 400 m, and triple Olympic champion. ... Image:Merlene Ottey. ... Mary Onyali-Omagbemi (born February 3, 1968) is a Nigerian sprinter who won the bronze medal in 4x100 metres relay at the 1992 Summer Olympics and in 200 metres at the 1996 Summer Olympics. ... Marion Jones, also known as Marion Jones-Thompson (born October 12, 1975 in Los Angeles, California), is a former American athlete in track and field. ... Pauline Davis-Thompson (born July 9, 1966 in the Bahamas) is a sprinter, competing internationally for the Bahamas. ... Susanthika Jayasinghe (born December 17, 1975 in Atnawala, Sri Lanka) is a sprint athlete specializing in the 100 and 200 metres. ... Veronica Campbell (born May 15, 1982) is a track and field sprint athlete, competing internationally for Jamaica. ... Allyson Felix (born November 18, 1985 in Los Angeles, California) is a track and field sprint athlete, competing internationally for the United States in the 200 meters. ... Debbie Ferguson (born: January 16, 1976) ia a Bahamian sprint athlete. ...

World Championship medalists

Men

Year Gold Silver Bronze
1983 Calvin Smith (USA) Elliot Quow (USA) Pietro Mennea (ITA)
1987 Calvin Smith (USA) Gilles Queneherve (FRA) John Regis (GBR)
1991 Michael Johnson (USA) Frankie Fredericks (NAM) Atlee Mahorn (CAN)
1993 Frankie Fredericks (NAM) John Regis (GBR) Carl Lewis (USA)
1995 Michael Johnson (USA) Frankie Fredericks (NAM) Jeff Williams (USA)
1997 Ato Boldon (TRI) Frankie Fredericks (NAM) Claudinei da Silva (BRA)
1999 Maurice Greene (USA) Claudinei da Silva (BRA) Francis Obikwelu (NIG)
2001 Konstantinos Kenteris (GRE) Christopher Williams (JAM) Shawn Crawford (USA)
2003 John Capel (USA) Darvis Patton (USA) Shingo Suetsugu (JPN)
2005 Justin Gatlin (USA) Wallace Spearmon (USA) John Capel (USA)
2007 Tyson Gay (USA) Usain Bolt (JAM) Wallace Spearmon (USA)

Calvin Smith (born January 8, 1961) is a former sprint athlete from the United States. ... Pietro Paolo Mennea (born June 28, 1952) is an Italian former sprinter, who held the 200 m world record for 17 years. ... Calvin Smith (born January 8, 1961) is a former sprint athlete from the United States. ... Gilles Quénéhervé (born 17 May 1966 in Paris) is a retired French sprinter who specialized in the 200 metres. ... John Regis (born October 13, 1966 in Lewisham) is a retired English athlete who mainly competed in the 200 metres. ... Michael Duane Johnson (born September 13, 1967) is a retired American sprinter who holds world records in the 200 meters, 400 meters and 4 x 400 m relay. ... Frank Fredericks (born October 2, 1967) is a Namibian athlete, the first and so far only Olympic medalist of his country. ... Atlee Mahorn (born October 27, 1965 in Clarendon, Jamaica) is a retired Canadian sprinter. ... Frank Fredericks (born October 2, 1967) is a Namibian athlete, the first and so far only Olympic medalist of his country. ... John Regis (born October 13, 1966 in Lewisham) is a retired English athlete who mainly competed in the 200 metres. ... Frederick Carlton Carl Lewis (born July 1, 1961) is a retired American track and field athlete who won 10 Olympic medals including 9 golds (He received the gold medal in the 100 meters in 1988 Olympics after Ben Johnson was disqualified for using drugs), and 10 World Championships medals, of... Michael Duane Johnson (born September 13, 1967) is a retired American sprinter who holds world records in the 200 meters, 400 meters and 4 x 400 m relay. ... Frank Fredericks (born October 2, 1967) is a Namibian athlete, the first and so far only Olympic medalist of his country. ... Jeff Williams (Born June 6, 1972 - ) is an Australian-born, left-handed pitcher for the Hanshin Tigers baseball team, who formerly played for the LA Dodgers. ... Ato Jabari Boldon (born December 30, 1973) is a retired athlete from Trinidad and Tobago, the 1997 200 m World Champion and four-time Olympic medal winner. ... Frank Fredericks (born October 2, 1967) is a Namibian athlete, the first and so far only Olympic medalist of his country. ... Claudinei Quirino da Silva (born November 19, 1970 in Lençóis Paulista) is a Brazilian sprinter competing mostly in 200 metres. ... Maurice Greene (born July 23, 1974) is an American sprinter in athletics, who holds several world records and Olympic medals. ... Claudinei Quirino da Silva (born November 19, 1970 in Lençóis Paulista) is a Brazilian sprinter competing mostly in 200 metres. ... Francis Obiorah Obikwelu, born November 22, 1978 in Nigeria and a Portuguese citizen since 2001, is a sprint athlete specializing in 100 m and 200 m, who finished second in the 100 m at the 2004 Summer Olympics in Athens, Greece, the first medal ever in athletics sprinting events for... Konstantinos Kenteris, also spelt as Konstadinos Kederis (in Greek: Κωνσταντίνος Κεντέρης; born July 11, 1973) is a Greek athlete. ... Christopher Williams (born 15 March 1972) is a Jamaican sprinter. ... Shawn Crawford (born January 14, 1978) is a sprint athlete from the United States. ... John Capel (born November 27, 1978) in Brooksville, Florida, United States of America is a sprint athlete. ... Darvis Patton (born: December 4, 1977) in Dallas, Texas, United States of America is a sprint athlete. ... Shingo Suetsugu (born June 2, 1980) is a Japanese athlete specializing in short-distance events, particularly the 100 metres and the 200 metres. ... Justin Gatlin (born February 10, 1982) is an American sprinter. ... Wallace Spearmon (born December 24, 1984) in Chicago, Illinois, USA is a sprint athlete. ... John Capel (born November 27, 1978) in Brooksville, Florida, United States of America is a sprint athlete. ... Tyson Gay (born August 9, 1982) is an American sprinter and the current 100 meters and 200 meters world champion. ... Usain Bolt (born 21 August 1986 in Trelawny,Jamaica) is a Jamaican sprinter and current world junior and Jamaican record holder over the 200 m. ... Wallace Spearmon (born December 24, 1984) in Chicago, Illinois, USA is a sprint athlete. ...

Women

Year Gold Silver Bronze
1983 Marita Koch (GDR) Merlene Ottey (JAM) Kathy Smallwood-Cook (GBR)
1987 Silke Gladisch (GDR) Florence Griffith-Joyner (USA) Merlene Ottey (JAM)
1991 Katrin Krabbe (GER) Gwen Torrence (USA) Merlene Ottey (JAM)
1993 Merlene Ottey (JAM) Gwen Torrence (USA) Irina Privalova (RUS)
1995 Merlene Ottey (JAM) Irina Privalova (RUS) Galina Malchugina (RUS)
1997 Zhanna Pintusevich-Block (UKR) Susanthika Jayasinghe (SRI) Merlene Ottey (JAM)
1999 Inger Miller (USA) Beverly McDonald (JAM) Merlene Frazer (JAM)

Andrea Philipp (GER) Marita Koch (b. ... Image:Merlene Ottey. ... Kathy Cook (nee Smallwood) (born 3 May 1960) is one of the most successful female sprinters in British athletics history. ... Silke Möller, neé Gladisch (born June 20, 1960 in Stralsund, Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania) is a German track and field athlete, who in the 1980s competed for East Germany as one of the best female sprinters in the world. ... Florence Griffith-Joyner (born Delorez Florence Griffith), also known as Flo-Jo (December 21, 1959 – September 21, 1998) was an American track and field athlete. ... Image:Merlene Ottey. ... Katrin Krabbe (born 22 November 1969 in Neubrandenburg, Germany) is a female athlete who competed for East Germany (before 1991) and Germany thereafter. ... Gwen Torrence (born June 12, 1965) was a sprint athlete and an Olympic gold medalist from the United States. ... Image:Merlene Ottey. ... Image:Merlene Ottey. ... Gwen Torrence (born June 12, 1965) was a sprint athlete and an Olympic gold medalist from the United States. ... Irina Privalova (born Sergeyeva on November 22, 1968 in Malakhova) is a Russian athlete. ... Image:Merlene Ottey. ... Irina Privalova (born Sergeyeva on November 22, 1968 in Malakhova) is a Russian athlete. ... Galina Malchugina (born December 17, 1962 in Bryansk) is a retired sprinter from Russia. ... Zhanna Pintusevich-Block (born on July 6, 1972, in Nezhin, Ukraine) is a sprinter that has competed in the Olympic Games. ... Susanthika Jayasinghe (born December 17, 1975 in Atnawala, Sri Lanka) is a sprint athlete specializing in the 100 and 200 metres. ... Image:Merlene Ottey. ... Inger Miller (born June 12, 1972 in Los Angeles, California) is a Track and Field sprint athlete, competing internationally for United States. ... Beverly McDonald (born February 15, 1970 in Saint Mary, Jamaica) is a Jamaican sprinter. ... Merlene Frazer (born 27 December 1973 in Trelawny) is a Jamaican sprinter who specialized in the 200 metres. ... Andrea Philipp (born 29 July 1971 in Bützow) is a retired German sprinter who specialized in the 200 metres. ...

2001 Marion Jones (USA) Debbie Ferguson (JAM) LaTasha Jenkins (USA)
2003 Anastasiya Kapachinskaya (RUS) Torri Edwards (USA) Muriel Hurtis (FRA)
2005 Allyson Felix (USA) Rachelle Boone-Smith (USA) Christine Arron (FRA)
2007 Allyson Felix (USA) Veronica Campbell (JAM) Susanthika Jayasinghe (SRI)

Marion Jones, also known as Marion Jones-Thompson (born October 12, 1975 in Los Angeles, California), is a former American athlete in track and field. ... Debbie Ferguson (born: January 16, 1976) ia a Bahamian sprint athlete. ... LaTasha Jenkins (born December 19, 1977) is a former American athlete. ... Anastasiya Kapachinskaya (born: November 20, 1979 in Moscow, Russia) is a sprint athlete. ... Torri Edwards (born January 31, 1977) is an American sprinter. ... Muriel Hurtis is a French athlete born on March 25, 1979 at Bondy, France. ... Allyson Felix (born November 18, 1985 in Los Angeles, California) is a track and field sprint athlete, competing internationally for the United States in the 200 meters. ... Rachelle Boone-Smith (born June 30, 1981) is an American sprint athlete. ... Christine Arron (born September 13, 1973 in Les Abymes, Guadeloupe) is a track and field sprint athlete, competing internationally for France. ... Allyson Felix (born November 18, 1985 in Los Angeles, California) is a track and field sprint athlete, competing internationally for the United States in the 200 meters. ... Veronica Campbell (born May 15, 1982) is a track and field sprint athlete, competing internationally for Jamaica. ... Susanthika Jayasinghe (born December 17, 1975 in Atnawala, Sri Lanka) is a sprint athlete specializing in the 100 and 200 metres. ...

External links

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Athletics events

Sprints: 60 m | 100 m | 200 m | 400 m Sprints are short running races in athletics. ... 60 metres is a sprint event in athletics. ... For other uses, see 1 E2 m. ... 400 m is a common track running event. ...


Hurdles: 60 m hurdles | 100 m hurdles | 110 m hurdles | 400 m hurdles Hurdling In track and field athletics there are sprint hurdle races and long hurdle races. ... A hurdling World Champion, Perdita Felicien, Canada. ... Womens 100 m hurdles at the Atlanta Olympic Games The 100 m hurdles are an Olympic track and field athletics discipline run by women. ... The 110m Hurdles are an Olympic track and field athletics discipline run by men. ... Womens 400m Hurdles The 400m Hurdles are an Olympic track and field (athletics) discipline. ...


Middle distance: 800 m | 1500 m | 3000 m | steeplechase Middle distance track events are track races longer than sprints up to (and arguably including) 5000 meters. ... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ... The 1,500 metres is a premier middle distance track event. ... A track event where you run 7 and 1/2 times around a 400m track. ... The steeplechase is an obstacle race in athletics (track and field), which derives its name from the steeplechase in horse racing. ...


Long distance: 5,000 m | 10,000 m | half marathon | marathon | ultramarathon | multiday races | Cross country running For long track speedskating, see Speed skating. ... 5000 meters, a popular running distance also known as a 5 km, colloquially five-K (equal to 3. ... ... In athletics, a half marathon is a race over half the distance of a marathon, i. ... Modern day marathon runners The word marathon refers to a long-distance road running event of 42. ... An ultramarathon is any running event longer than the traditional marathon length of 42. ... Multiday races are ultramarathon running events which are typically either segmented into daily events of a specified distance or time, or staged so that runners can run as far as they want, at their own discretion, over a set course or over a set number of days. ... The Minnesota State Highschool Cross Country Meet A cross country race in Seaside, Oregon. ...


Relays: 4 × 100 m | 4 × 400 m;       Racewalking;       Wheelchair racing During a relay race, members of a team take turns swimming or running (usually with a baton) parts of a circuit or performing a certain action. ... The 4 × 100 metres relay or sprint relay is an athletics track event run in lanes over one lap of the track with four runners completing 100 meters each. ... This article or section does not adequately cite its references or sources. ... Mens 20 km walk during the 2005 World Championships in Athletics in Helsinki, Finland. ... Wheelchair racingis the racing of wheelcahirs, typically by athletes who are unable to run. ...


Throws: Discus | Hammer | Javelin | Shot put “Discus” redirects here. ... The modern or Olympic hammer throw is an athletic throwing event where the object to be thrown is a heavy steel ball attached with wire (maximum 4 ft (1. ... An athlete throwing the javelin. ... Shot put The shot put is an athletics (track and field) event involving putting (throwing in a pushing motion) a heavy metal ball (called the shot) as far as possible. ...


Jumps: High jump | Long jump | Pole vault | Triple jump This article is about the athletic event. ... Long jumper at the GE Money Grand Prix in Helsinki, July 2005. ... Pole vaulting is an athletic event where a person uses a long, flexible pole (usually made either of fiberglass or carbon fiber) as an aid to leap over a bar. ... This article is about the athletics event. ...


Combination: Pentathlon | Heptathlon | Decathlon The womens pentathlon was contested in the Olympics from 1964 until 1980, and it was replaced in the 1984 games with the heptathlon. ... A heptathlon is a sportive contest made up of seven events (from the Greek hepta (seven) and athlon (contest)). More specifically, the term heptathlon refers to an athletics event consisting of seven events. ... Decathlon is an athletic event combining 10 track and field events. ...


Highly uncommon: Standing high jump | Standing long jump | Standing triple jump The Standing high jump is an athletic event that was featured in the Olympics from 1900 to 1912. ... The standing long jump is an athletic event that was featured in the Olympics from 1900 to 1912. ... The standing triple jump is an athletic sport. ...


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The 60 metres is normally run indoors, on a section inside an indoor athletic track (which is only 200 m long).
The 100 metres is the best-known sprint distance, and alongside the mile and the marathon it is arguably athletics' most prestigious event.
The ability to "run a good bend" is key at this distance, as a well conditioned runner will be able to run 200 metres in an average speed higher than his 100 m speed.
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This feat has been achieved eight times at the Olympic Games, the last by Carl Lewis in 1984.
An Olympic double of 200 m and 400 m was first achieved by Valerie Brisco-Hooks in 1984, and later by Michael Johnson and Marie-José Perec in 1996.
On an outdoor 400 m track, the race begins on the curve and ends on the home straight, so a combination of techniques are needed to successfully run the race.
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