Male Athletes

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 1 Usain Bolt

Usain Bolt
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Famous As: Olympic athlete
Birthdate: August 21, 1986
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Sherwood Content, Jamaica

One of the greatest athletes ever, Usain Bolt is popular by the nickname ‘Lightning Bolt’. He holds the world record for 100 metres, 200 metres and 4 × 100 metres relay and is the only sprinter to win Olympic 100 m and 200 m titles at three consecutive Olympics (2008, 2012 and 2016).

 2 Oscar Pistorius

Oscar Pistorius
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Famous As: Runner
Birthdate: November 22, 1986
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Sandton

From being an infant whose both legs were amputated below knee, Oscar Pistorius went on to become a top athlete with wins in Paralympic Games and other sporting events. The South African sprinter also became the first amputee runner to compete at the Olympics Games. However, later, he was convicted for the murder of his girlfriend and is currently imprisoned.

 3 Mo Farah

Mo Farah
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Famous As: Athlete
Birthdate: March 23, 1983
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Mogadishu
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.

 4 Milkha Singh

Milkha Singh
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Famous As: Indian track and field athlete
Birthdate: November 20, 1929
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Govindpura, Muzaffargarh District, India
Died: June 18, 2021

Indian track and field legend Milkha Singh, also known as "The Flying Sikh,” was orphaned during the Partition of India. The former army man won four Asian Games gold medals. He also competed in the 1956, 1960, and 1964 Summer Olympics, finishing fourth in the 400-meter event in 1960.

 5 Antonio Rüdiger

Antonio Rüdiger
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Famous As: Footballer
Birthdate: March 3, 1993
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Berlin, Germany

 6 Jim Thorpe

Jim Thorpe
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Famous As: Athlete
Birthdate: May 28, 1888
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Pottawatomie County, Oklahoma
Died: March 28, 1953

Jim Thorpe was an American athlete who was counted among the most versatile athletes of the modern era. Jim Thorpe won two gold medals at the 1912 Olympics and became the first Native American to give the United States an Olympic gold. He also played American football, professional baseball, and basketball. He was memorialized in the 1951 film Jim Thorpe – All-American.

 7 Wim Hof

Wim Hof
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Famous As: Athlete
Birthdate: April 20, 1959
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Sittard, Limburg, Netherlands
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 8 Tyson Gay

Tyson Gay
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Famous As: Sprinter, Athletics competitor
Birthdate: August 9, 1982
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Lexington

 9 Magnús Scheving

Magnús Scheving
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Famous As: Writer
Birthdate: November 10, 1964
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Borgarnes, Iceland

Magnús Scheving is best known as the creator of the BAFTA-winning children’s series Lazy Town, which has its roots in Scheving’s first book and centers around children’s fitness. The Icelandic aerobic gymnastic champion is also a motivational speaker and has previously been a fitness trainer at a school.

 10 Colin Jackson

Colin Jackson
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Famous As: Athletics competitor
Birthdate: February 18, 1967
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Cardiff

 11 Teemu Selänne

Teemu Selänne
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Famous As: Ice hockey player
Birthdate: July 3, 1970
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Helsinki

 12 Sebastian Coe

Sebastian Coe
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Famous As: Middle Distance Runner, Politician
Birthdate: September 29, 1956
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Hammersmith

 13 Chris Hoy

Chris Hoy
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Famous As: Sport cyclist, Racecar driver
Birthdate: March 23, 1976
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Edinburgh

 14 Linford Christie

Linford Cicero Christie
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Famous As: Retired Sprinter
Birthdate: April 2, 1960
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Saint Andrew, Jamaica

 15 Alun Wyn Jones

Alun Wyn Jones
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Famous As: Rugby union player
Birthdate: September 19, 1985
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Swansea

 16 Joost van der Westhuizen

Joost van der Westhuizen
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Famous As: Rugby union player
Birthdate: February 20, 1971
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Pretoria
Died: February 6, 2017

 17 Nicolas Hamilton

Nicolas Hamilton
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Famous As: Racecar driver
Birthdate: March 28, 1992
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Stevenage

 18 Francois Pienaar

Francois Pienaar
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Famous As: Rugby union player
Birthdate: January 2, 1967
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Vereeniging

 19 Alistair Brownlee

Alistair Brownlee
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Famous As: Triathlete
Birthdate: April 23, 1988
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Dewsbury, England

 20 Daley Thompson

Daley Thompson
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Famous As: Decathlete
Birthdate: July 30, 1958
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Notting Hill, London, United Kingdom

 21 Max Pacioretty

Max Pacioretty
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Famous As: Ice hockey player
Birthdate: November 20, 1988
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: New Canaan

 22 Sergey Bubka

Sergey Bubka
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Famous As: Pole Vaulter
Birthdate: December 4, 1963
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Luhansk, Ukraine

Russian star pole-vaulter Sergey Bubka had started training at age 9. He soared to fame after winning the world championship in Finland at age 15 and later became the first to jump 6.1m. He won the 1988 Seoul Olympic gold and shattered the global men’s pole vault record 35 times.

 23 Louis Smith

Louis Smith
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Famous As: artistic gymnast
Birthdate: April 22, 1989
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Peterborough

 24 Chad Reed

Chad Reed
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Famous As: Motocross rider
Birthdate: March 15, 1982
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Kurri Kurri

 25 Martin Offiah

Martin Offiah
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Famous As: Rugby league player, Rugby union player
Birthdate: December 29, 1966
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Hackney Central

 26 Dwain Chambers

Dwain Chambers
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Famous As: Track sprinter
Birthdate: April 5, 1978
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: London, England

 27 Dario Gradi

Dario Gradi
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Famous As: Association football player, Manager, Association football manager
Birthdate: July 8, 1941
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Milan

 28 Ugo Monye

Ugo Monye
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Famous As: Rugby union player
Birthdate: April 13, 1983
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Islington

 29 Jesse Owens

Jesse Owens
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Birthdate: September 12, 1913
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Oakville
Died: March 31, 1980

Widely regarded as one of the greatest track and field athletes of all time, Jesse Owens' three world records in less than an hour in 1935 came to be known as the greatest 45 minutes ever in sports. He was credited with destroying Adolf Hitler's myth of Aryan supremacy when he won four gold medals at the 1936 Summer Olympics.

 30 Paul DePodesta

Paul DePodesta
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Famous As: Chief strategy officer
Birthdate: December 16, 1972
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Alexandria

 31 Carl Lewis

Carl Lewis
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Birthdate: July 1, 1961
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Birmingham, Alabama, U.S

 32 Dennis Weaver

Dennis Weaver
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Famous As: Actor
Birthdate: June 4, 1924
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Joplin, Missouri, United States
Died: February 24, 2006
Dennis Weaver is best known as Chester Goode/Proudfoot from Gunsmoke and as Deputy Marshal Sam McCloud from McCloud. He initially ran track and field, but his failure to qualify for the U.S. Olympic decathlon team made him join films. He had also been the president of the Screen Actors Guild.

 33 Eliud Kipchoge

Eliud Kipchoge
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Famous As: Long-distance runner
Birthdate: November 17, 1984
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Kapsisiywa, Nandi County, Kenya

 34 Frederik, Crown Prince of Denmark

Frederik, Crown Prince of Denmark
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Famous As: Eldest Son of Queen of Denmark Margrethe II
Birthdate: May 26, 1968
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Rigshospitalet, Copenhagen, Denmark

Frederik, Crown Prince of Denmark is the first in order of succession to the Danish throne. Frederik has various interests that range from climate change to sports. He often encourages the people of Denmark to stay active and healthy. He has also established the Crown Prince Frederik's Foundation, which aims to provide financial support to students and encourage scientific expeditions.

 35 Michael Johnson

Michael Johnson
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Famous As: American olympic athlete
Birthdate: September 13, 1967
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Dallas

 36 Steve Prefontaine

Steve Prefontaine
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Famous As: Long-distance Runner
Birthdate: January 25, 1951
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Coos Bay
Died: May 30, 1975

 37 Greg Louganis

Greg Louganis
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Famous As: Diver
Birthdate: January 29, 1960
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: El Cajon, California, United States

 38 Cameron Winklevoss

Cameron Winklevoss
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Famous As: Entrepreneur, Rower
Birthdate: August 21, 1981
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Southampton

 39 Mike Tindall

Mike Tindall
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Famous As: Rugby union player
Birthdate: October 18, 1978
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Otley

 40 Chavo Guerrero, Jr.

Chavo Guerrero, Jr.
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Famous As: Wrestler
Birthdate: October 20, 1970
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: El Paso, Texas, United States

 41 Thakur Anoop Singh

Thakur Anoop Singh
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Famous As: Actor
Birthdate: March 23, 1989
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: India

 42 Ashton Eaton

Ashton Eaton
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Famous As: Decathlete
Birthdate: January 21, 1988
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Portland Oregon

 43 Clarence Clemons

Clarence Clemons
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Famous As: Musicians
Birthdate: January 11, 1942
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Norfolk, Virginia, USA
Died: June 18, 2011

 44 Big E Langston

Big E Langston
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Birthdate: March 1, 1986
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Tampa

 45 Justin Gatlin

Justin Gatlin
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Famous As: Sprinter
Birthdate: February 10, 1982
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Brooklyn, New York, United States

 46 Dave Mirra

Dave Mirra
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Famous As: Extreme sports athlete
Birthdate: April 4, 1974
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Syracuse, New York, USA
Died: February 4, 2016

 47 Eddie Hall

Eddie Hall
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Famous As: Athlete
Birthdate: January 15, 1988
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Stoke-on-Trent, Staffordshire, England, UK

 48 Jarome Iginla

Jarome Iginla
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Famous As: Ice hockey player
Birthdate: July 1, 1977
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Edmonton

 49 Owen Farrell

Owen Farrell
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Famous As: Rugby union player
Birthdate: September 24, 1991
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Wigan

 50 Roger Bannister

Roger Bannister
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Famous As: Former British Athlete Who Ran The First Sub-Four-Minute Mile
Birthdate: March 23, 1929
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Harrow, England, United Kingdom