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Jarmila Kratochvílová broke both the 400m and 800m world records.

Jarmila Kratochvílová broke both the and world records.

El atleta cubano Alberto Juantorena, seleccionado para ingresar al Salón de la Fama del Atletismo.   Foto tomada de la IAAF (www.iaaf.org)

Cuban Alberto Juantorena becomes the first man to win the - double in the same Games

Edwin Flack, Australia's first Olympic gold medalist in Athletics, who won the 800m & 1500m in Athens in 1896, statue located in Berwick, Victoria. Australian athletes

Edwin Flack, Australia's first Olympic gold medalist in Athletics, who won the & in Athens in statue located in Berwick, Victoria.

Jarmila Kratochvílová, still world record holder in the 800m.

The women's track and field record book needs to be expunged.

In Jarmila Kratochvilova, a previously mediocre Czech middle distance runner, set a world record in the run.

ann-packer-beating-out-marise-chamberlain-in-800m.jpg (3000×1799)

British runner Ann Packer set a world record in becoming the surprise winner of the 800 metres at the 1964 Tokyo Olympics, having never run the distance at international level before the Games.

Kenya's Pamela Jelimo 2nd right leads the Women's 800m Semifinal 1 to go on and win (© EMPICS Sport)

Kenya's Pamela Jelimo right leads the Women's Semifinal 1 to go on and win (© EMPICS Sport)

Kenya's David Lekuta Rudisha (C) competes with Algeria's Taoufik Makhloufi (L) to win the Men's 800m Final during the athletics event at the Rio 2016 Olympic Games at the Olympic Stadium in Rio de Janeiro on August 15, 2016.   / AFP / OLIVIER MORIN

Athletics - Olympics: Day 10

Kenya's David Lekuta Rudisha (C) competes with Algeria's Taoufik Makhloufi (L) to win the Men's Final during the athletics event at the Rio 2016 Olympic Games at the Olympic Stadium in Rio de Janeiro on August / AFP / OLIVIER MORIN

Betty Cuthbert | Betty Cuthbert | Life Lessons for Amy. OS guld på 100, 200 meter i OS Melbourne 1956.

Betty Cuthbert won Gold in the 100 and 200 metres sprints and the 4 x 100 metres relay at the 1956 Melbourne Olympic Games

Marita Koch et Marlies Gohr 1983 - Along with Flo Jo these two East German athletes had some of the most suspect World Record performances in women's athletics history. Like Flo Jo's 100 & 200m WR's Koch's 400m still stands nearly 30 years later ! !

Marita Koch et Marlies Gohr 1983 - Along with Flo Jo these two East German athletes had some of the most suspect World Record performances in women's athletics history. Like Flo Jo's 100 & WR's Koch's still stands nearly 30 years later !

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