Athletics Archive

Ashton Eaton – USA’s Hercule

Ashton Eaton – USA’s Hercule   Ashton Eaton set in Beijing a new decathlon world record, improving his own mark with 6 points. The 27 years old American acquired a total of 9,045 points,

Fanny Blankers-Koen – The Flying Dutch Housewife

Fanny Blankers-Koen – The Flying Housewife   Fanny Blankers-Koen, also know as the “Flying Housewife” or the “Flying Dutchmam”, is the best Female athlete of the 20th century. She is an example of total

Hicham El Guerrouj – King of the Mile

Hicham El Guerrouj – King of the Mile   Hicham El Guerrouj is considered one the greatest middle-distance runner of all times. The Moroccan dominated middle distance running for a decade, setting world records

Iolanda Balas – The Flamingo Of The Carpathians

Iolanda Balas – The Flamingo Of The Carpathians   Iolanda Balas is of the greatest high jumpers ever. The Romanian athlete dominated female high jump during 1950s and 1960s, setting 14 world records. Moreover,

Paavo Nurmi – The Flying Finn

Paavo Nurmi – The Flying Finn   Paavo Nurmi is considered by many experts the greatest athlete of all time and he is part of IAAF Hall of Fame. Nurmi was an introvert runner,

Michael Johnson – Best 200/400 m Sprinter In History

Michael Johnson – Best 200/400 m Sprinter In History   Michael Johnson is the most eminent figure in track and field athletics in 1990s. During his 11-year career, Michael Johnson was virtually unbeaten in

10 Tips For Running A Marathon

10 Tips For Running A Marathon   Since I have some personal experience regarding marathons, I prepared a list of 10 tips for running a marathon. I consider that these are the most import

Gabriela Szabo – Romanian World Record Holder

Gabriela Szabo – Romanian World Record Holder   Gabriela Szabo is a Romanian Olympic and World Championships track athlete. She is renowned for competing in 1500 m and 5000 m races, breaking several Olympic

Emil Zatopek – Greatest Runner of All Time

Emil Zatopek – Greatest Runner of All Time   Emil Zatopek was declared Greatest Runner of All Time by Runner’s World Magazine in 2013. The Czechoslovakian is one, if not THE, greatest runners of

Haile Gebrselassie – Greatest Long Distance Runner

Haile Gebrselassie – Greatest Long Distance Runner   Haile Gebrselassie is considered the greatest long distance runner, winning 2 Olympic medals and four World Championships in 10,000 meters race, four indoor world titles on