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Kelly Holmes
(Middle-Distance Runner Who Won Two Golds in the 2004 Olympics in Athens)
Kelly Holmes
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Birthdate: April 19, 1970
Birthplace: Pembury, Kent, England

Kelly Holmes is a retired English middle-distance athlete who specialized in the 800 meters and 1,500 meters events. She won gold medals for both distances at the 2004 Summer Olympics in Athens. Beginning her career with the British Army, she turned to professional athletics in 1993. She took part in her final major championship in 2004. 

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Mo Farah
(British Long-Distance Runner and the Most Successful Male Track Distance Runner Ever)
Mo Farah
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Birthdate: March 23, 1983
Birthplace: Mogadishu, Somalia
Long-distance runner Mo Farah shot to fame with his 10,000-meter and 5,000-meter wins at the 2012 London Olympics. The first athlete to score a quadruple double, Farah has won 10 major international titles. He became the European Athlete of the Year thrice and has also received the CBE.
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Linford Christie
(The First European Athlete to Break the 10-second Barrier in the 100 m)
Linford Christie
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Birthdate: April 2, 1960
Birthplace: Saint Andrew, Jamaica

Linford Christie is a Jamaican-born British former sprinter who won gold medals in the 100 meters at the Olympic Games, the World Championships, the European Championships, and the Commonwealth Games. He is one of the most highly decorated British athletes of all time. He was awarded the BBC Sports Personality of the Year in 1993. 

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Roger Bannister
(The First Athlete to Run a Mile in Less Than Four Minutes)
Roger Bannister
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Birthdate: March 23, 1929
Birthplace: Harrow, England
Died: March 3, 2018

British middle-distance athlete and neurologist Sir Roger Gilbert Bannister was the first athlete to run a mile in less than four minutes. Before achieving such feat, Bannister set a British record in the 1500 metres during the 1952 Summer Olympics. In the medical field, Bannister became a neurologist and Master of Pembroke College, Oxford.

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Derartu Tulu
(Ethiopian Retired Long-Distance Runner)
Derartu Tulu
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Birthdate: March 21, 1972
Birthplace: Bekoji, Ethiopia

Derartu Tulu is an Ethiopian retired long-distance runner who took part in several events like road running and marathon. She won a gold medal each at the 1992 and 2000 Olympics. She also won a bronze medal at the 2004 Olympics. Tulu is also known for winning a gold and silver medal at the World Championships.

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Allison Stokke
(Pole Vaulter and Fitness Model)
Allison Stokke
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Birthdate: March 22, 1989
Birthplace: Newport Beach, California, United States

Allison Stokke became an internet sensation after a few of her images went viral when she was 17. The talented high-school pole vaulter earned the 2011 All-American honors. She later gained more fame as a fitness model and a sex symbol than as a sportsperson. She also failed her Olympic trials.

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Alexi Pappas
(Greek-American Track and Field Athlete)
Alexi Pappas
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Birthdate: March 28, 1990
Birthplace: Berkeley, California, United States

Alexi Pappas is a Greek-American runner, actor, writer, and filmmaker. In 2016, she set the national record for 10,000m at the Rio Olympics where she represented Greece. As a filmmaker, Alexi Pappas is credited with bankrolling and writing Olympic Dreams, the first fictional film to be shot in an Olympic village. 

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Stefka Kostadinova
(Bulgarian Retired Athlete and Former World Record Holder in High Jump)
Stefka Kostadinova
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Birthdate: March 25, 1965
Birthplace: Plovdiv, Bulgaria

Stefka Kostadinova is a Bulgarian former athlete whose world record of 2.09 metres in high jump has stood since 1987. One of the most respected athletes from Bulgaria, Kostadinova has won an Olympic gold medal, two gold medals in World Championships, five gold medals in World Indoor Championships, and four gold medals in European Indoor Championships.

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Dwain Chambers
(British Track Sprinter)
Dwain Chambers
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Birthdate: April 5, 1978
Birthplace: London, England

Dwain Chambers is a British track sprinter known to be one of the fastest European sprinters in the history of athletics. He is the European record holder for the 60 meters with 6.42 seconds. He has won gold medals at the world and European levels in different tournaments. He faced a doping ban from 2006 to 2012. 

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Evelyn Ashford
(American Retired Track and Field Athlete)
Evelyn Ashford
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Birthdate: April 15, 1957
Birthplace: Shreveport, Louisiana, United States
Height: 5'5" (165 cm)
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Stanisław Kowalski
(Polish Supercentenarian Masters Athlete)
Stanisław Kowalski
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Birthdate: April 14, 1910
Birthplace: Rogówek, Poland
Died: April 5, 2022
 12 
Ingrid Kristiansen
(Former World Record Holder in the 5000 Metres, 10,000 Metres and the Marathon)
Ingrid Kristiansen
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Birthdate: March 21, 1956
Birthplace: Trondheim, Norway

One of the most successful female long-distance runners of her time, Norwegian athlete Ingrid Kristiansen was a World Champion and a European Champion. However, she missed out on an Olympic medal, as she finished 4th in the women’s marathon. She was also a talented cross-country skier in her teens.

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Dorothea Wierer
(Italian Biathlete)
Dorothea Wierer
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Birthdate: April 3, 1990
Birthplace: Bruneck, Italy
Height: 5'2" (157 cm)
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Keshorn Walcott
(Trinidadian Track and Field Athlete and Youngest Olympic Gold Medallist in the Men’s Javelin)
Keshorn Walcott
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Birthdate: April 2, 1993
Birthplace: Toco, Trinidad and Tobago

Keshorn Walcott is a Trinidadian athlete who participates in the javelin throw. In 2012, he became the first Caribbean male athlete to win an Olympic gold medal in a throwing event. He is also the youngest Olympic gold medalist in men's javelin, having won the medal at the age of 19 years and 131 days.

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Stanislawa Walasiewicz
(Polish-American Track and Field Athlete)
Stanislawa Walasiewicz
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Birthdate: April 3, 1911
Birthplace: Wierzchownia, Kuyavian-Pomeranian Voivodeship, Poland
Died: December 4, 1980
Height: 5'9" (175 cm)
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Andreas Thorkildsen
(Norwegian Track and Field Athlete)
Andreas Thorkildsen
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Birthdate: April 1, 1982
Birthplace: Kristiansand, Norway

Andreas Thorkildsen is a Norwegian retired track and field athlete who took part in the javelin throw event. He won two Olympic gold medals, two gold medals at the European Championships and one gold medal at the World Championships. Thorkildsen is the first male javelin thrower to simultaneously be World, European, and Olympic Champion in the history of javelin throw.

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Harvey Glance
(Former American Sprint Runner)
Harvey Glance
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Birthdate: March 28, 1957
Birthplace: Phenix City, Alabama, United States
Height: 5'8" (173 cm)
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Gretel Bergmann
(German Track and Field Athlete)
Gretel Bergmann
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Birthdate: April 12, 1914
Birthplace: Laupheim, Württemberg, Germany
Died: July 25, 2017
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Roger Black
(English Former Athlete and Olympic Medalist)
Roger Black
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Birthdate: March 31, 1966
Birthplace: Portsmouth, England
Height: 6'3" (190 cm)
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Dalia Kaddari
(Italian Athlete Sprinter)
Dalia Kaddari
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Birthdate: March 23, 2001
Birthplace: Cagliari, Italy
Height: 5'7" (170 cm)
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Patrick Sang
(Kenyan Running Coach and Retired Steeplechase Runner)
Patrick Sang
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Birthdate: April 11, 1964
Birthplace: Kenya
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Violette Morris
(French Athlete and Nazi Collaborator)
Violette Morris
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Birthdate: April 18, 1893
Birthplace: Paris, France
Died: April 26, 1944
Height: 5'5" (165 cm)
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Abdul Khaliq
(sprinter)
Abdul Khaliq
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Birthdate: March 23, 1934
Birthplace: Jand, Chakwal
Died: March 10, 1988

Abdul Khaliq was a Pakistani sprinter best remembered for winning 36 international gold medals for Pakistan. He also represented his country at the 1956 and 1960 Summer Olympics. In the 1958 Asian Games in Tokyo, he won a gold, silver, and bronze medal. Abdul Khaliq also served the Pakistan military and participated in the Indo-Pakistan War of 1965 and 1971.

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Anju Bobby George
(Retired Indian Athlete)
Anju Bobby George
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Birthdate: April 19, 1977
Birthplace: Cheeranchira, Kerala, India

Former Indian athlete Anju Bobby George created history when she became the only Indian to win a World Championship medal in athletics. She excelled in long jump, high jump, relay, and hurdles. The two-time Olympian and Padma Shri winner was born with a single kidney, which she found out in 2001.

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Shaunae Miller-Uibo
(Bahamian Track and Field Sprinter)
Shaunae Miller-Uibo
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Birthdate: April 15, 1994
Birthplace: Nassau, The Bahamas
Height: 6'1" (185 cm)
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Armin Hary
(Retired German Sprinter)
Armin Hary
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Birthdate: March 22, 1937
Birthplace: Quierschied, Germany
Height: 6'0" (183 cm)
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Ana Fidelia Quirot
(Cuban Former Athlete Who Specialised in the 800 metres)
Ana Fidelia Quirot
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Birthdate: March 23, 1963
Birthplace: Palma Soriano, Cuba
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Renaldo Nehemiah
(Retired American Track and Field Athlete)
Renaldo Nehemiah
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Birthdate: March 24, 1959
Birthplace: Newark, New Jersey, United States
Height: 6'1" (185 cm)
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Preston Williams
(American Football Wide Receiver)
Preston Williams
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Birthdate: March 27, 1997
Birthplace: Lovejoy, Georgia, United States
Height: 6'5" (196 cm)
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Kim Collins
(Sprinter)
Kim Collins
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Birthdate: April 5, 1976
Birthplace: Ogee's, Saint Peter Basseterre Parish, Saint Christopher-Nevis-Anguilla
Height: 5'11" (180 cm)
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Nawal El Moutawakel
(Moroccan Former Hurdler and Olympic Gold Medalist)
Nawal El Moutawakel
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Birthdate: April 15, 1962
Birthplace: Casablanca, Morocco
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Beatrice Masilingi
(Sprinter)
Beatrice Masilingi
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Birthdate: April 10, 2003
Birthplace: Katima Mulilo, Namibia
Height: 5'8" (173 cm)
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Luis Grijalva
(Guatemalan-American Long-Distance Runner)
Luis Grijalva
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Birthdate: April 10, 1999
Birthplace: Guatemala City, Guatemala
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John Landy
(Australian Middle-Distance Runner and 26th Governor of Victoria)
John Landy
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Birthdate: April 12, 1930
Birthplace: Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
Died: February 24, 2022

Australian middle-distance runner John Landy was not just an Olympian but also became the second person to clock a sub-4-minute mile barrier in the mile run. He later became the 26th governor of Victoria, penned books, and also worked with ICI Australia. He also inspired the mini-series The Four Minute Mile.

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Santhi Soundarajan
(Indian Middle-Distance Runner)
Santhi Soundarajan
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Birthdate: April 17, 1981
Birthplace: Tamil Nadu, India

Santhi Soundarajan grew up amid extreme poverty in a remote Tamil Nadu village in India. The daughter of brick-kiln laborers, she eventually stepped into track and field. In spite of winning a silver medal at the 2006 Doha Asian Games, she was disqualified for failing a sex test.

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Obadele Thompson
(Sprinter, Lawyer, Author)
Obadele Thompson
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Birthdate: March 30, 1976
Birthplace: Bridgetown Barbados
Height: 5'9" (175 cm)
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Nethaneel Mitchell-Blake
(British Sprinter Who Specialises in the 200 Metres)
Nethaneel Mitchell-Blake
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Birthdate: April 2, 1994
Birthplace: Newham, London, England
Height: 6'1" (185 cm)
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Kelli White
(American Former Sprinter)
Kelli White
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Birthdate: April 1, 1977
Birthplace: Oakland, California, United States
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Crystal Cox
(American Track and Field Athlete)
Crystal Cox
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Birthdate: March 28, 1979
Birthplace: Norfolk, Virginia, United States
Height: 6'3" (190 cm)
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Kim Batten
(American Former 400 Meter Hurdles Champion)
Kim Batten
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Birthdate: March 29, 1969
Birthplace: McRae, Georgia, United States
Height: 5'7" (170 cm)
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Valery Brumel
(Russian High Jumper and Olympic Gold Medalist)
Valery Brumel
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Birthdate: April 14, 1942
Birthplace: Razvedki, Russia
Died: January 26, 2003
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Habiba Ghribi
(Tunisian Middle and Long-Distance Runner)
Habiba Ghribi
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Birthdate: April 9, 1984
Birthplace: Kairouan, Tunisia
Height: 5'9" (175 cm)
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Vladimir Stoychev
(Bulgarian Military officer, Diplomat and Olympic Equestrian)
Vladimir Stoychev
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Birthdate: March 24, 1892
Birthplace: Sofia, Bulgaria
Died: April 27, 1990

Vladimir Stoychev was a Bulgarian diplomat, Colonel General, and Olympic equestrian. As part of the Bulgarian Army, Stoychev took part in the Balkan Wars and the First World War. In the interwar period, Vladimir Stoychev competed at the 1924 and 1928 Olympics as an equestrian. From 1952 to 1987, he served as a member of the International Olympic Committee

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Francois Gabart
(French Professional Offshore Yacht Racer)
Francois Gabart
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Birthdate: March 23, 1983
Birthplace: Saint-Michel-d'Entraygues, France
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María Vicente
(Spanish Athlete)
María Vicente
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Birthdate: March 28, 2001
Birthplace: L'Hospitalet de Llobregat, Spain
Height: 5'10" (178 cm)
 46 
Martin Sheridan
(Irish-American Athlete)
Martin Sheridan
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Birthdate: March 28, 1881
Birthplace: Bohola, Ireland
Died: March 27, 1918
Height: 6'3" (190 cm)
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Amalie Iuel
(Danish-Norwegian Hurdler)
Amalie Iuel
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Birthdate: April 17, 1994
Birthplace: Aalborg, Denmark

Amalie Iuel is a Danish-Norwegian track and field athlete who specializes in 400 meters hurdles. Although she was born in Denmark, Iuel switched her athletic allegiance to Norway in 2015 and represented the country in the 400 meters hurdles event at the IAAF World Championships in 2015. In 2019, Amalie Iuel won a bronze medal at the 2019 Summer Universiade.

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Sara Simeoni
(Italian Former High Jumper and Olympic Gold Medalist)
Sara Simeoni
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Birthdate: April 19, 1953
Birthplace: Verona, Italy
Height: 5'10" (178 cm)
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Samia Yusuf Omar
(Somalian Sprinter)
Samia Yusuf Omar
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Birthdate: March 25, 1991
Birthplace: Mogadishu, Somalia
Died: March 31, 2012
Height: 5'4" (163 cm)
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Irina Belova
(Russian Heptathlete)
Irina Belova
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Birthdate: March 27, 1968
Birthplace: Angarsk, Russia
Height: 5'9" (175 cm)