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)
Michael van GerwenMichael van Gerwen
Mark PhillipsMark Phillips
(British)

Mikaela ShiffrinMikaela Shiffrin
(American)
Jim KellyJim Kelly
(Australian,American)
Alexander OvechkinAlexander Ovechkin
(Russian)

Ellen WhitakerEllen Whitaker
(British)
P. K. SubbanP. K. Subban
(Canadian)
Florence Griffith JoynerFlorence Griffith Joyner
(American)

Von MillerVon Miller
(American)
Mike TindallMike Tindall
(British)
Cameron WinklevossCameron Winklevoss
(American)

P. T. UshaP. T. Usha
(Indian)
Mary Lou RettonMary Lou Retton
(American)
Zara PhillipsZara Phillips
(British)

Tyler WinklevossTyler Winklevoss
(American)
Lolo JonesLolo Jones
(American)
Paul DePodestaPaul DePodesta
(American)

Doug McDermottDoug McDermott
(American)
Nastia LiukinNastia Liukin
(American)
Matt DucheneMatt Duchene
(Canadian)

Carey PriceCarey Price
(Canadian)
Tyrone SpongTyrone Spong
(Surinamese)
Dominique MoceanuDominique Moceanu
(American)

Jimmy WhiteJimmy White
(British)
Steve PrefontaineSteve Prefontaine
(American)
Jarome IginlaJarome Iginla
(Canadian)

Carl FramptonCarl Frampton
(British)
Johnny GaudreauJohnny Gaudreau
(American)
Colin JacksonColin Jackson
(British)

Mia HammMia Hamm
(American)
Ekaterina GordeevaEkaterina Gordeeva
(Russian)
Evgeni PlushenkoEvgeni Plushenko
(Russian)

Erik KarlssonErik Karlsson
(Swedish)
Woody StrodeWoody Strode
(American)
Efren ReyesEfren Reyes
(Filipino)

Marion JonesMarion Jones
(Belizean,American)
Denise LewisDenise Lewis
(British)
Steven StamkosSteven Stamkos
(Canadian)

Geoff CapesGeoff Capes
(British)
Greg LouganisGreg Louganis
(American)
Rachel HomanRachel Homan
(Canadian)

Shannon MillerShannon Miller
(American)
Caster SemenyaCaster Semenya
(South African)
Aleksandr KarelinAleksandr Karelin
(Russian)

Jonathan ReaJonathan Rea
(British)
Cael SandersonCael Sanderson
(American)
Evgeni MalkinEvgeni Malkin
(Russian)

Paula RadcliffePaula Radcliffe
(British)
Rajyavardhan Singh RathoreRajyavardhan Singh Rathore
(Indian)
Michelle JennekeMichelle Jenneke
(Australian)

Toto WolffToto Wolff
(Austrian)
Ding JunhuiDing Junhui
Henrik SedinHenrik Sedin
(Swedish)

Owen FarrellOwen Farrell
(British)
Ibtihaj MuhammadIbtihaj Muhammad
(American)
Daniil KvyatDaniil Kvyat
(Russian)

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