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Lyudmila Bragina 1972 | Ludmila Bragina of the Soviet Union en route to winning the gold medal ...OS guld 1500 meter 1972 München. 1:a guldet på denna distans för damer.

Ludmila Bragina of the Soviet Union en route to winning the gold medal in the women's 1500 metres event during the Summer Olympic Games in Munich, circa September

Abebe Bikila Tokyo, 24 October 1964

Bikila also won the Olympic Marathon in Rome in 1960 running in bare feet! He was the first man to win the Olympic Marathon twice.

The defining image of Coe is the expression on his face as he breaks the finishing line at the end of his Gold-winning 1500 metres at Moscow.

Owen Sebastian is named for Sebastian Coe one of Great Britains greatest middle distance runners

Ruth Jebet, winner of Bahrain's first ever gold medal in the history of Olympic Games in women's 3000 m steeplechase (Rio de Janeiro)

Rio 2016: Golden firsts for nine countries

For some countries winning gold medals in Rio, it was the first time they had topped the podium.

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.

United States' Aries Merritt crosses the finish line ahead of Jamaica's Hansle Parchment to win the men's 110-meter hurdles final during the athletics in the Olympic Stadium at the 2012 Summer Olympics, London, Wednesday, Aug. 8, 2012. (AP Photo/Anja Niedringhaus)

United States' Aries Merritt crosses the finish line ahead of Jamaica's Hansle Parchment to win the men's hurdles final during the athletics in the Olympic Stadium at the 2012 Summer Olympics, London, Wednesday, Aug.

Mo Farah wins gold in 5000m Rio 2016

Mohamed Farah of Great Britain reacts after winning gold in front of Paul Kipkemoi Chelimo of the United States in the Men's 5000 meter on Day 15 of the Rio 2016 Olympic Games at the Olympic Stadium on August 2016 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

The mighty Dieter Baumann, winning the 5000m in the Barcelona '92 Olympics, with his superior finishing speed.

The mighty Dieter Baumann, winning the in the Barcelona Olympics, with his superior finishing speed.

Henry Carr | American athlete Henry Carr on the start line of a 200m race, during ... OS guld 200 meter 1964 Tokyo. #Olympics

American athlete Henry Carr on the start line of a race, during the qualifying heats of the Olympic Games, Tokyo, October

Olympic Champion Kipchoge Keino ~ the first great Kenyan distance runner, 3,000 meter steeplechase, Munich, July 1972  by John Dominus

Olympic Champion Kipchoge Keino ~ the first great Kenyan distance runner, meter steeplechase, Munich, July 1972 by John Dominus

Jeremy Wariner - Athletics - Athens Olympics 2004 - Mens 400m, Mens 4 x 400m relay ~ Beijing 2008 Mens 4 x 100m Relay

Jeremy Wariner - Athletics - Athens Olympics 2004 - Mens Mens 4 x relay ~ Beijing 2008 Mens 4 x Relay

Marita Koch of the German Democratic Republic smiles as she waves to the crowd after winning the women's 400m final at the athletics event of the Moscow 1980 Olympic Games on July 28, 1980 in Moscow. / AFP / TASS / -

Marita Koch of the German Democratic Republic smiles as she waves to the crowd after winning the women's final at the athletics event of the Moscow 1980 Olympic Games on July 1980 in Moscow

Britain's David Hemery won gold in the 120yds hurdles at the 1966 Commonwealth Games in Kingston, Jamaica. Two years later, he won gold in the 1968 Olympic 400m hurdles in Mexico City, setting a new World record time of 48.12 seconds. He was voted BBC Sports Personality of the Year later in 1968.

Britain's David Hemery won gold in the hurdles at the 1966 Commonwealth…

Olympic champion Conseslus Kipruto to miss IAAF World Championship in London

Olympic champion Conseslus Kipruto to miss IAAF World Championship in London

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