Athletics heroes

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Paavo Nurmi - nine gold medals at the Olympics, nuff said. My grandad was the first person who got me interested in athletics, and he had actually seen Nurmi run in Glasgow!

Paavo Nurmi - nine gold medals at the Olympics, nuff said. My grandad was the first person who got me interested in athletics, and he had actually seen Nurmi run in Glasgow!

Jonathan Edwards. Comes across a bit smug on the TV, and leers too much at the young ladies, but my goodness what an awesome combination of talent and technique. One of the greatest WRs ever.

Jonathan Edwards. Comes across a bit smug on the TV, and leers too much at the young ladies, but my goodness what an awesome combination of talent and technique. One of the greatest WRs ever.

Kajsa Bergqvist - indoor world record high jumper, 2.08m

Kajsa Bergqvist - indoor world record high jumper, 2.08m

Jessica Ennis - enough said!

Jessica Ennis - enough said!

Michael Johnson - number one all time favourite athlete!

Michael Johnson - number one all time favourite athlete!

Asafa Powell - I was at Gateshead when he ran 9.77! Overshadowed by Bolt now, but my goodness what a beautiful runner he is. Just lacks a bit of mental strength.

Asafa Powell - I was at Gateshead when he ran 9.77! Overshadowed by Bolt now, but my goodness what a beautiful runner he is. Just lacks a bit of mental strength.

Sally Pearson - greatest female hurdler of all time (clean, that is)

Sally Pearson - greatest female hurdler of all time (clean, that is)


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Nick Purdom - In the Olympic trials for the 1932 Olympics, Mildred "Babe" Didrickson competed as a one woman team, and finished first. She won 6 out of the 8 events she competed in, setting  world records for 2 of them. In the actual Olympics, she was limited to 3 events, earning gold medals in 2 of them.

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