How did the Seminoles’ men’s outdoor T team become two-time reigning national champs? Simple. Florida State head coach Bob Braman built a powerhouse of record-breaking trackletes—like All-American ACC Male Athlete of the Year Walter Dix and 400-meter phenom Ricardo Chambers. Here, the man in charge explains what he looks for in potential recruits and how you can make it to the next level.
Happy Birthday: Michael Johnson July 4,1967 - Michael Duane Johnson is a retired American sprinter. He won four Olympic gold medals and eight world championship gold medals. Johnson currently holds the world and Olympic records in the 400 m and 4 x 400 meters relay.
The 7th World Championships in Athletics, under the auspices of the International Association of Athletics Federations, were held at the Estadio Olímpico, Seville, Spain, between the August 20 and August 29. One of the main highlights of the games was the world record set in the 400 metres by Michael Johnson of the United States in a time of 43.18 seconds.
Grover Klemmer, Jr. (1921 – 2015) While running for the University of California, he lettered in American football, basketball and track and field. He was called the "golden boy" for the Golden Bears. In 1941, he set the world record for the 400 metres, running 46.0 around a single turn at the University of Pennsylvania on June 29, 1941. Two weeks earlier, he anchored the Bears mile relay team to a world record in 3:09.4, edging out the USC team anchored by Hubie Kerns by 4 inches.
Janet Evans of the United States won the 400 metres freestyle in world record time, the 800 metres freestyle in Olympic record time and the 400 metres individual medley at the 1988 Seoul Olympics
Canadian sprinter Ben Johnson at the start of the 100 Metres semi-final at Seoul Olympic Stadium during the Olympic Games in Seoul, South Korea, 24th September 1988. Johnson won the final in a world record time of 9.79 seconds, but was disqualified for doping.
Tamás Darnyi swam for Hungary to win the 200 metres and 400 metres medleys at the 1988 Olympics, each in world record times. He is considered by many to be one of the greatest medley swimmers in history.
Irena Szewinska of Poland (277) celebrating after winning the gold medal in the women's 400 metres event in the World Record time of 49.28 seconds during the Summer Olympic Games in Montreal, circa July 1976.
Otis Crandall Davis (born July 12, 1932) is a former American athlete, winner of two gold medals for record-breaking performances in both the 400 metres and 4 x 400 metres relay at the 1960 Summer Olympics. In addition to setting a new world record of 44.9 seconds, Davis' victory in the 400 metre event made him the first man to break the heralded 45-second barrier. #Olympics #running