Comprehensive directory containing biographies of world's most famous athletes.

Athletes are the persons involved in the sport of athletics. Athletics include track and field events such as running, throwing, walking and jumping, the most common events being long distance running, cross-country running, and race walking. Athletics are very popular due to the fact that that such competitive events are simple to be organized and do not require expensive equipment. Mostly athletic events are individual sports though there are exceptions like relay races and cross-country races. Athletics have their origins in the ancient Olympic Games that were first held in 776 BC in Greece. Athletes have to maintain a very strict and healthy lifestyle which includes paying significant attention to their diets and exercise routines. They have to undergo a stringent training and practice routine in their chosen sports in order to compete professionally. Being a professional athlete is physically taxing and mentally exhausting. Since athletes are in their top form for only a few years, they are able to actively participate in competitive sports only for a limited period of time.  Also they face the risk of injuries that might limit or even end their career. Some athletes may become coaches and instructors after their retirement from active sports. Browse this section to know about the life and works of various famous athletes from all over the world.

Nancy KerriganNancy Kerrigan
(American)
Tom LongboatTom Longboat
(Canadian)

Caster SemenyaCaster Semenya
(South African)
Mark PhillipsMark Phillips
(British)
P. K. SubbanP. K. Subban
(Canadian)

Henrik SedinHenrik Sedin
(Swedish)
Mike TindallMike Tindall
(British)
Jim ThorpeJim Thorpe
(Czech,American)

Zara PhillipsZara Phillips
(British)
Daniel SedinDaniel Sedin
(Swedish)
Jessica MendozaJessica Mendoza
(American)

Steven StamkosSteven Stamkos
(Canadian)
Evgeni MalkinEvgeni Malkin
(Russian)
Florence Griffith JoynerFlorence Griffith Joyner
(American)

Carl FramptonCarl Frampton
(British)
Rajyavardhan Singh RathoreRajyavardhan Singh Rathore
(Indian)
Erik KarlssonErik Karlsson
(Swedish)

Cameron WinklevossCameron Winklevoss
(American)
Von MillerVon Miller
(American)
P. T. UshaP. T. Usha
(Indian)

Jim KellyJim Kelly
(Australian,American)
Katarina Johnson-ThompsonKatarina Johnson-Thompson
(British)
Blake WheelerBlake Wheeler
(American)

Toto WolffToto Wolff
(Austrian)
Teemu SelänneTeemu Selänne
(Finnish)
Victor EspinozaVictor Espinoza
(American)

Paula RadcliffePaula Radcliffe
(British)
Ellen WhitakerEllen Whitaker
(British)
Tuukka RaskTuukka Rask
(Finnish)

Rick NashRick Nash
(Canadian)
Paul DePodestaPaul DePodesta
(American)
Jimmy WhiteJimmy White
(British)

Kathrine SwitzerKathrine Switzer
(American)
Felix BaumgartnerFelix Baumgartner
(Austrian)
Patrick SharpPatrick Sharp
(Canadian)

Jarome IginlaJarome Iginla
(Canadian)
Max DomiMax Domi
(Canadian)
Lolo JonesLolo Jones
(American)

Ding JunhuiDing Junhui
Chris KunitzChris Kunitz
(Canadian)
Casey StonerCasey Stoner
(Australian)

Matt MiazgaMatt Miazga
(American)
Marion JonesMarion Jones
(Belizean,American)
Efren ReyesEfren Reyes
(Filipino)

Rebecca AdlingtonRebecca Adlington
(British)
Greg LouganisGreg Louganis
(American)
Daniil KvyatDaniil Kvyat
(Russian)

Yohan BlakeYohan Blake
(French,Jamaican)
Dani PedrosaDani Pedrosa
(Spanish)
Alexander RossiAlexander Rossi
(American)

Woody StrodeWoody Strode
(American)
Earl WoodsEarl Woods
(American)
Carey PriceCarey Price
(Canadian)

Claude GirouxClaude Giroux
(Canadian)
Shizo KanakuriShizo Kanakuri
(Japanese)
Doug McDermottDoug McDermott
(American)