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Valerie Adams
(Retired New Zealand Shot Putter and Two-Time Olympic Gold Medallist)
Valerie Adams
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Birthdate: October 6, 1984
Birthplace: Rotorua, New Zealand
Star shot-putter of New Zealand Valerie Adams boasts of two Olympic golds and four World Championship titles. IAAF’s 2014 World Athlete of the Year, she was one of 18 children born to an English father and a Tongan mother and first gained attention after breaking a 20-year school shot-put record.
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Marion Jones
(American Former World Champion Track and Field Athlete and Former Professional Basketball Player)
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Birthdate: October 12, 1975
Birthplace: Los Angeles, California, United States

Marion Jones became the first female athlete to win five track and field medals in a single Olympic game. She was, however, stripped of all her Olympic medals after she admitted to using steroids. She also spent 6 months in jail for being involved in a check-fraud case.

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Javier Sotomayor
(Former Cuban Track and Field Athlete)
Javier Sotomayor
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Birthdate: October 13, 1967
Birthplace: Limonar, Cuba
Height: 6'4" (193 cm)
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Steve Ovett
(British Track Athlete)
Steve Ovett
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Birthdate: October 9, 1955
Birthplace: Brighton, Sussex, England

Apart from winning a gold at the 1980 Moscow Olympics, Steve Ovett also set six world records. He once ruled the middle-distance running scene. A talented footballer in his teens, he later chose athletics, since he wanted to pursue a sport that wouldn’t make him dependent on his teammates.

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Steve Cram
(British Retired Track and Field Athlete)
Steve Cram
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Birthdate: October 14, 1960
Birthplace: Gateshead, England

Steve Cram is a British former athlete who dominated the middle-distance running event during the 1980s alongside other athletes like Steve Ovett and Sebastian Coe. During the summer of 1985, Cram set world records in the mile run, 2000m, and 1500m during a 19-day period. He is the first person to run 1500m under three-and-a-half minutes.

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Sebastian Coe
(Former Track and Field Athlete)
Sebastian Coe
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Birthdate: September 29, 1956
Birthplace: Hammersmith, London, England

Sebastian Coe is a politician and former athlete who represented Great Britain in two Olympic events. He won four Olympic medals including two gold medals as a middle-distance runner. In 2012, he was inducted into the IAAF Hall of Fame. The same year, Coe was honored at the BBC Sports Personality of the Year with the prestigious Lifetime Achievement Award. 

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Kajsa Bergqvist
(Swedish Former High Jumper)
Kajsa Bergqvist
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Birthdate: October 12, 1976
Birthplace: Stockholm, Sweden

Known as the queen of high jump, Swedish athlete Kajsa Bergqvist has won numerous medals, including an Olympic bronze. Before she deviated to track events at age 10, Bergqvist had experimented with sports such as swimming and football. She has been a UNICEF ambassador and is openly bisexual.

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Ray Ewry
(American Track and Field Athlete and All-time Most Successful Olympian)
Ray Ewry
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Birthdate: October 14, 1873
Birthplace: Lafayette, Indiana, United States
Died: September 29, 1937
Height: 6'1" (185 cm)
 9 
Mal Whitfield
(American Athlete, Goodwill Ambassador, and Airman)
Mal Whitfield
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Birthdate: October 11, 1924
Birthplace: Bay City, Texas, United States
Died: November 19, 2015
Height: 6'0" (183 cm)
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Lawrence Okoye
(British Track and Field Athlete and Former American Football Defensive Tackle)
Lawrence Okoye
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Birthdate: October 6, 1991
Birthplace: Croydon, London, England

British track and field athlete, Lawrence Okoye played rugby for his school before taking up discuss throw. She won gold medal at the 2011 European Athletics U23 Championships and thereafter competed in the 2012 London Olympics in the following year. Later, he concentrated on football, participating in the NLF, before returning to discuss throwing, securing first place at 2021 European Athletics Team Championships.

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Viktor Saneyev
(Georgian Triple Jumper and Olympic Gold Medalist)
Viktor Saneyev
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Birthdate: October 3, 1945
Birthplace: Sokhumi, Georgia
Height: 6'2" (188 cm)
 12 
Frankie Fredericks
(Sprinter)
Frankie Fredericks
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Birthdate: October 2, 1967
Birthplace: Windhoek, Namibia
Height: 5'11" (180 cm)
 13 
Thomas Röhler
(German Track and Field Athlete)
Thomas Röhler
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Birthdate: September 30, 1991
Birthplace: Jena, Germany
Height: 6'3" (190 cm)
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Joe Canning
(Irish Hurler)
Joe Canning
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Birthdate: October 11, 1988
Birthplace: Portumna, County Galway, Ireland
Height: 6'2" (188 cm)
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So Wa Wai
(Athletics competitor)
So Wa Wai
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Birthdate: October 6, 1981
Birthplace: British Hong Kong
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Adhemar da Silva
(Brazilian Triple Jumper Who Won Two Olympic Gold Medals)
Adhemar da Silva
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Birthdate: September 29, 1927
Birthplace: São Paulo, State of São Paulo, Brazil
Died: January 12, 2001
Height: 5'10" (178 cm)
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Marcell Jacobs
(Gold Medal Winner in 100 meters at 2020 Olympics)
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Birthdate: September 26, 1994
Birthplace: El Paso, Texas, United States
Height: 6'1" (185 cm)
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Adam Gemili
(British Sprinter)
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Birthdate: October 6, 1993
Birthplace: London, England
Height: 5'5" (165 cm)
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 19 
Jessica Hull
(Australian Middle- And Long-Distance Runner)
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Birthdate: October 22, 1996
Birthplace: Albion Park, New South Wales, Australia

A noted Australian distance runner and national record holder for the 1500m, Jessica Hull has been in the limelight since her time at the Oregon University, USA. In 2019, she turned pro and set a new personal best of 4:01.80 in the semi-final at the IAAF World Championships. She came  eleventh in the final at the 2020 Tokyo Olympics.
 

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Matthew Centrowitz Jr.
(American Middle-Distance Runner and Olympic Gold Medalist)
Matthew Centrowitz Jr.
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Birthdate: October 18, 1989
Birthplace: Beltsville, Maryland, United States
Height: 5'9" (175 cm)
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 21 
Lee Chin
(Irish Hurler)
Lee Chin
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Birthdate: October 8, 1992
Birthplace: Wexford, Ireland
Height: 6'0" (183 cm)
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Distria Krasniqi
(Judoka)
Distria Krasniqi
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Birthdate: October 12, 1995
Birthplace: Kosovo
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Ben Flower
(Rugby league player, Rugby union player)
Ben Flower
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Birthdate: October 19, 1987
Birthplace: Cardiff
Height: 6'0" (183 cm)
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Elana Meyer
(South African Long-Distance Runner)
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Birthdate: October 10, 1966
Birthplace: South Africa
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Emma Pooley
(British-Swiss Athlete)
Emma Pooley
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Birthdate: October 3, 1982
Birthplace: Wandsworth, England, United Kingdom
Height: 5'2" (157 cm)
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Valeriy Borzov
(Former Soviet Sprinter and Olympian)
Valeriy Borzov
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Birthdate: October 20, 1949
Birthplace: Sambir, Ukraine
Height: 6'0" (183 cm)
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Bobby Morrow
(Olympic Athlete)
Bobby Morrow
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Birthdate: October 15, 1935
Birthplace: Harlingen, Texas, United States
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Tatiana Grigorieva
(Australian Pole Vaulter)
Tatiana Grigorieva
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Birthdate: October 8, 1975
Birthplace: Saint Petersburg, Russia

Tatiana Grigorieva is a retired Australian pole vaulter. Born in Russia, she migrated to Australia in 1997 and took up pole vaulting, becoming one of the world's best within a year. In a career spanning a decade, she won Olympic, Commonwealth, and World Championship medals. She retired in 2007. She has also appeared in many TV programs and commercials.  

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Jakub Vadlejch
(Czech Track and Field Athlete)
Jakub Vadlejch
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Birthdate: October 10, 1990
Birthplace: Prague, Czech Republic
Height: 6'3" (190 cm)
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Rhonex Kipruto
(Kenyan Long-Distance Runner)
Rhonex Kipruto
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Birthdate: October 12, 1999
Birthplace: Kenya
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Koji Murofushi
(Japanese-Romanian Hammer Thrower and Sports Scientist)
Koji Murofushi
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Birthdate: October 8, 1974
Birthplace: Numazu, Shizuoka Numazu, Shizuoka Prefecture, Japan
Height: 6'2" (188 cm)
 32 
Abel Mutai
(Kenyan Long-Distance Runner)
Abel Mutai
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Birthdate: October 2, 1988
Birthplace: Nandi County, Kenya
Height: 6'2" (188 cm)
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Saif Saaeed Shaheen
(Kenyan Former Steeplechase Runner)
Saif Saaeed Shaheen
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Birthdate: October 15, 1982
Birthplace: Keiyo District, Kenya
Height: 5'9" (175 cm)
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Yordanka Donkova
(Bulgarian Athlete Who Specalizes in 100m Hurdles and Olympic Gold Medalist)
Yordanka Donkova
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Birthdate: September 28, 1961
Birthplace: Sofia, Bulgaria

Yordanka Donkova was 5 when she lost 3 fingers on her right hand in an accident, but that didn’t stop her from becoming one of the best Bulgarian hurdling athletes. She not just won a World Indoor Championship silver but is also an Olympic gold and bronze medalist.

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Tiki Gelana
(Ethiopian Long-Distance Runner Who Specializes in Marathon)
Tiki Gelana
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Birthdate: October 22, 1987
Birthplace: Jijiga, Ethiopia

Tiki Gelana is an Ethiopian athlete who specializes in long-distance running. She achieved popularity in 2012 when she won the gold medal and created a new Olympic record in the women's marathon event at the Olympic Games in London. From 2012 to 2017, Tiki Gelana held the Ethiopian national record for marathon with a personal best time of 2:18:58.

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Eddie Tolan
(Athlete)
Eddie Tolan
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Birthdate: September 29, 1908
Birthplace: Denver, Colorado, United States
Died: January 31, 1967
Height: 5'7" (170 cm)
 37 
Isaac Makwala
(Botswana Sprinter)
Isaac Makwala
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Birthdate: September 24, 1985
Birthplace: Tutume, Botswana
Height: 6'1" (185 cm)
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Ilona Slupianek
(German Former Shot Putter and Olympic Gold Medalist)
Ilona Slupianek
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Birthdate: September 24, 1956
Birthplace: Demmin, Bezirk Neubrandenburg, East Germany
Height: 5'10" (178 cm)
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Jeffrey Julmis
(Haitian Sprinter)
Jeffrey Julmis
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Birthdate: September 30, 1987
Birthplace: Fort Lauderdale, Florida, United States
Height: 6'2" (188 cm)
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Nery Brenes
(Sprinter)
Nery Brenes
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Birthdate: September 25, 1985
Birthplace: Limon, Costa Rica
Height: 5'9" (175 cm)
 41 
Moses Kiptanui
(Kenyan Middle and Long Distance Athlete)
Moses Kiptanui
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Birthdate: October 1, 1970
Birthplace: Marakwet District, Kenya
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Eddie Brennan
(Irish Hurling Manager and Former Player)
Eddie Brennan
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Birthdate: October 2, 1978
Birthplace: Waterford, Ireland
Height: 5'0" (152 cm)
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Conrad Mainwaring
(Antigua and Barbuda Former Hurdler)
Conrad Mainwaring
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Birthdate: October 2, 1951
Birthplace: Antigua and Barbuda
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Lyukman Adams
(Russian Triple Jumper)
Lyukman Adams
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Birthdate: September 24, 1988
Birthplace: Saint Petersburg, Russia
Height: 6'4" (193 cm)
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Ferry Svan
(Swedish Professional Woodchopper and Logging Sportsman)
Ferry Svan
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Birthdate: October 2, 1996
Birthplace: Vansbro, Sweden

Ferry Svan is a Swedish professional logging sportsman who has many honors to his name. He is the first Swedish person to compete in a World Championship in logging sports, the first Swede to win a World Championship, and the youngest person to compete in logging sports as a Senior athlete. 

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Gillian Cooke
(Scottish Track and Field Athlete)
Gillian Cooke
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Birthdate: October 3, 1982
Birthplace: Scotland
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Jared Tallent
(Australian Race Walker and Olympic Gold Medallist)
Jared Tallent
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Birthdate: October 17, 1984
Birthplace: Ballarat, Victoria, Australia

Jared Tallent is an Australian athlete who specializes in race walking. He won the gold medal in the men's 50 kilometers race walk event at the 2012 Summer Olympics in London. A four-time Olympic medalist, Jared Tallent currently holds the Olympic record in the 50 kilometers race walk category. In 2012, he was named Australian Flame Athlete of The Year.

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Chao-Tsun Cheng
(Taiwanese Track and Field Athlete)
Chao-Tsun Cheng
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Birthdate: October 17, 1993
Birthplace: Taiwan
Height: 5'10" (178 cm)
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Ewell Blackwell
(Baseball athlete)
Ewell Blackwell
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Birthdate: October 23, 1922
Birthplace: Fresno, California, United States
Died: October 29, 1996
 50 
Lascelles Brown
(Jamaican-Born Canadian Bobsledder and Olympic Silver Medalist)
Lascelles Brown
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Birthdate: October 12, 1974
Birthplace: May Pen May Pen, Clarendon, Jamaica

Jamaican-born Canadian bobsledder Lascelles Brown is an Olympic silver medalist and a former World Champion. His illustrious career has seen him compete internationally for Jamaica, Canada, and Monaco. He is regarded as one of the world’s finest brakesmen. He is the first Jamaican-born athlete to win a medal at the Winter Olympics.