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Yuriy Borzakovskiy - Athletics - Athens Olympics 2004 - Mens 800m

Yuriy Borzakovskiy in Olympics Day 15 - Athletics

Yuriy Borzakovskiy of Russia celebrates after he finished first and won gold in the men's 800 metre final on August 2004 during the Athens 2004 Summer Olympic Games at the Olympic Stadium in the Sports Complex in Athens, Greece.

Grete Waitz (1953-2011) Norwegian marathon runner and former world record holder. She won more New York City Marathons than any other runner in history, won a silver medal at the 1984 Summer Olympics in LA and a gold medal at the 1983 World Championships in Athletics in Helsinki.

Grete Waitz (1953-2011) Norwegian marathon runner and former world record holder. She won more New York City Marathons than any other runner in history, won a silver medal at the 1984 Summer Olympics in LA and a gold medal at the 1983 World Championships in Athletics in Helsinki.

Russia’s Svetlana Masterkova won both the 800m and the 1500m at the 1996 Summer Olympics

Russia’s Svetlana Masterkova won both the and the at the 1996 Summer Olympics

VALERIY BORZOV: Ukrainian former sprint athlete Valeriy Filippovich Borzov (born 20 October 1949) who competed for the Soviet Union. He is a three-time Olympian, a former president of the National Olympic Committee of Ukraine, and Minister for Youth and Sports of Ukraine. In 1972 he won both the 100 and 200 metres sprint events for the Soviet Union at the Olympic Games in Munich.

VALERIY BORZOV: Ukrainian former sprint athlete Valeriy Filippovich Borzov (born 20 October 1949) who competed for the Soviet Union. He is a three-time Olympian, a former president of the National Olympic Committee of Ukraine, and Minister for Youth and Sports of Ukraine. In 1972 he won both the 100 and 200 metres sprint events for the Soviet Union at the Olympic Games in Munich.

There was no settling for the bronze this time for Sanya Richards-Ross.

Sanya Richards-Ross of US wins women’s 400 meters in London Olympics - The Boston Globe

Sanya Richards-Ross of the U. celebrates winning the gold medal in the women's final during the London 2012 Olympic Games at the Olympic Stadium August REUTERS/Lucy Nicholson

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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.

The moment when you realise you've successfully defended your Olympic title. Gold for Mo Farah in the men's 10,000m

The moment when you realise you've successfully defended your Olympic title. Gold for Mo Farah in the men's

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