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Dick Fosbury
(American Retired High Jumper and One of the Most Influential Athletes in the History of Track and Field)
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Birthdate: March 6, 1947
Birthplace: Portland, Oregon, United States

Dick Fosbury is an American former track and field athlete who specialized in the high jump. Widely regarded as one of the most influential athletes in track and field history, Fosbury revolutionized the high jump with a new technique which came to be known as the Fosbury Flop. Dick Fosbury also won the gold medal at the 1968 Olympics.

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Ron Clarke
(Australian Athlete and Former Mayor of the Gold Coast)
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Birthdate: February 21, 1937
Birthplace: Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
Died: June 17, 2015

Ron Clarke was an Australian athlete, politician, and writer. One of the most recognized middle and long-distance runners of the 1960s, Clarke is best remembered for setting 17 world records. He also won the bronze medal in the 10,000 meters event at the 1964 Summer Olympics. In 2000, Ron Clarke was honored with the prestigious Australian Sports Medal.

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Herb Elliott
(Former Australian Athlete and the World’s Greatest Middle Distance Runner of His Era)
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Birthdate: February 25, 1938
Birthplace: Subiaco, Western Australia, Australia

Herb Elliott is a former Australian athlete considered the world's greatest middle-distance runner of his era. He won the gold medal in the 1500 meters at the 1960 Rome Olympics. He achieved 36 wins over this distance and never lost a mile race. Following his retirement from athletics, he built a successful career in business. 

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Christian Coleman
(American Professional Track and Field Sprinter Who Competes in the 100 and 200 Meters)
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Birthdate: March 6, 1996
Birthplace: Atlanta, Georgia, United States

Track and field sprinter Christian Coleman has two World Championship golds in his kitty. Born into a sports-oriented family, with his sister being a track and field athlete, he was naturally drawn toward sports. He was banned for missing his drug tests and, as a result, missed the Tokyo Olympics 2021.

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Jackie Joyner-Kersee
(One of the Greatest Female Athletes of All-Time)
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Birthdate: March 3, 1962
Birthplace: East St. Louis, Illinois, United States

The first to score over 7,000 points in the heptathlon, Jackie Joyner-Kersee is considered by many as one of the greatest female athletes ever. While in school, she excelled in sports such as volleyball, basketball, and track, and also did well in studies. She later won three Olympic golds medals.

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Karsten Warholm
(Norwegian Sprinter and Olympic Gold Medalist)
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Birthdate: February 28, 1996
Birthplace: Ulsteinvik, Møre og Romsdal, Norway

Karsten Warholm is a Norwegian athlete who won the gold medal in the men's 400 meters hurdles event at the 2020 Olympic Games in Tokyo, Japan. Apart from winning the gold medal, he also broke his own world record by finishing the race in 45.94 seconds. In 2021, Karsten Warholm won the prestigious World Male Athlete of the Year award.

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Tessa Sanderson
(Former British Javelin Thrower and Olympic Gold Medalist)
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Birthdate: March 14, 1956
Birthplace: Saint Elizabeth Parish St Elizabeth, Colony of Jamaica
Height: 5'6" (168 cm)
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Keely Hodgkinson
(British Middle Distance Runner)
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Birthdate: March 3, 2002
Birthplace: Atherton, Greater Manchester, England
Height: 5'10" (178 cm)
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Sanya Richards-Ross
(Retired Jamaican-American Track and Field Athlete and Olympic Gold Medalists)
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Birthdate: February 26, 1985
Birthplace: Kingston, Jamaica
Height: 5'8" (173 cm)
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Abdul Hakim Sani Brown
(Japanese Sprinter)
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Birthdate: March 6, 1999
Birthplace: Kitakyushu, Fukuoka, Japan
Height: 6'2" (188 cm)
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Alexander Steen
(Swedish Former Professional Ice Hockey Player)
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Birthdate: March 1, 1984
Birthplace: Winnipeg, Canada

Born to NHL forward Thomas Steen, Alexander Steen followed in his father’s footsteps to become a professional ice hockey player. The Canadian-born Swedish player, however, outshone his father by winning the Stanley Cup with the St. Louis Blues. He later retired from the sport due to a back injury.

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Letesenbet Gidey
(Ethiopian Long-Distance Runner)
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Birthdate: March 20, 1998
Birthplace: Endameskel, Tigray Region, Ethiopia

Letesenbet Gidey is an Ethiopian athlete who specializes in long-distance running. She is best known for winning a bronze medal at the 2020 Olympic Games in Tokyo, Japan. She is also known for winning a gold medal at the 2022 World Championships in Eugene, USA. Letesenbet Gidey has also won five gold medals at the World Cross Country Championships.

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Henrik Ingebrigtsen
(Norwegian Middle-Distance Runner)
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Birthdate: February 24, 1991
Birthplace: Sandnes, Norway

The eldest of the Ingebrigtsen runner brothers from Norway, Henrik Ingebrigtsen is a 2-time Olympian. He also won a gold in 1500m at the 2012 European Athletics Championships in Helsinki. In 2018, he won the Payton Jordan Invitational by 0.005 seconds, while the following year, he set a 3000m Norwegian record.

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Ana Guevara
(7th Fastest Female 300-meter Runner in the World on May 3, 2003)
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Birthdate: March 4, 1977
Birthplace: Nogales, Mexico
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Joaquim Cruz
(Brazilian Former Middle-distance runner)
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Birthdate: March 12, 1963
Birthplace: Taguatinga, Federal District, Brazil
Height: 6'2" (188 cm)
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Maitha bint Mohammed Al Maktoum
(Athlete, Sheikha of Dubai and First Woman From UAE to Represent the Country in the Olympics in 2008)
Maitha bint Mohammed Al Maktoum
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Birthdate: March 5, 1980
Birthplace: Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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Bob Richards
(American Athlete and Politician)
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Birthdate: February 20, 1926
Birthplace: Champaign, Illinois, United States
Height: 5'10" (178 cm)
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Noureddine Morceli
(Athlete)
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Birthdate: February 28, 1970
Birthplace: Sidi Akkacha, Algeria
Height: 5'9" (175 cm)
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Duncan White
(Athlete)
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Birthdate: March 1, 1918
Birthplace: Lathpandura, Kalutara, Basnahira, Srilanka
Died: July 3, 1998
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Evans Chebet
(Long-distance runner)
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Birthdate: March 5, 1988
Birthplace: Kenya
Height: 5'7" (170 cm)
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Agustín Creevy
(Rugby union player)
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Birthdate: March 15, 1985
Birthplace: La Plata
Height: 5'11" (180 cm)
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Leryn Franco
(Paraguayan Model, Actress and Former Athlete)
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Birthdate: March 1, 1982
Birthplace: Asunción, Paraguay
Height: 5'8" (173 cm)
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Chi Cheng
(Taiwanese Former Pentathlete Turned Sprinter)
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Birthdate: March 15, 1944
Birthplace: Hsinchu, Taiwan
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Julien Wanders
(Swiss Long-Distance Runner)
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Birthdate: March 18, 1996
Birthplace: Geneva, Switzerland
Height: 5'9" (175 cm)
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Matthew Brabham
(Racecar driver)
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Birthdate: February 25, 1994
Birthplace: Boca Raton
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Peter Bol
(Australian Middle-Distance Runner)
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Birthdate: February 22, 1994
Birthplace: Khartoum, Sudan

Peter Bol is an Australian track and field athlete who specializes in middle-distance running events. He represented Australia in the 800 meters event at the 2016 and 2020 Summer Olympics. In the 2020 Olympics, Bol finished fourth in the final. Interestingly, Peter Bol's semi-final performance of 1:44:11 was better than Emmanuel Korir's gold-medal winning performance of 1:45:06.

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Marie Marvingt
(French Athlete Who Was the First Female Fighter Pilot and Held Countless Sports Records)
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Birthdate: February 20, 1875
Birthplace: Aurillac, in Cantal, France
Died: December 14, 1963

Refused entry in the Tour de France because she was a woman, French athlete Marie Marvingt finished the course by herself. An aviator and mountaineer, too, she later made many sporting records. She was the first female fighter pilot. She had also been a journalist, a medical officer, and a ski school instructor.

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Jemma Reekie
(Scottish Middle-Distance Runner)
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Birthdate: March 6, 1998
Birthplace: Kilbarchan, Renfrewshire, Scotland

Jemma Reekie is lauded for her meteoric rise in the Scottish running circuit. The 2017 European Junior champion scored a double win at the 2019 European U-23 Championships. She holds multiple British indoor records and was placed fourth in the 800m category in her Olympic debut at the 2020 Tokyo games.

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Nijel Amos
(Botswana Middle-Distance Runner)
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Birthdate: March 15, 1994
Birthplace: Central District, Botswana
Height: 5'10" (178 cm)
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Yelena Slesarenko
(Russian High Jumper)
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Birthdate: February 28, 1982
Birthplace: Volgograd, Russia
Height: 5'10" (178 cm)
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Gaylord Silly
(Long distance runner who represents Seychelles internationally)
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Birthdate: February 20, 1986
Birthplace: Vendôme, France
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Lee Evans
(Former sprinter who won two gold medals in the 1968 Summer Olympics)
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Birthdate: February 25, 1947
Birthplace: Madera, California, United States
Died: May 19, 2021
Height: 5'11" (180 cm)
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Ashling Thompson
(Irish Camogie Player)
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Birthdate: March 5, 1990
Birthplace: Cork, Ireland
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Tariku Bekele
(Ethiopian Long Distance Runner Olympic Bronze Medalist)
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Birthdate: February 28, 1987
Birthplace: Bekoji (woreda), Ethiopia

Ethiopian professional long-distance-runner Tariku Bekele specializes in 5000 m event however has moved up to 10000 m. Bekele ranks as the fourth fastest Ethiopian over 5000 m and 3000 m. His feats include becoming 2006 World Junior Champion over 3000 m; winning 3000 m gold at 2008 IAAF World Indoor Championships; and bronze over 10,000 m at 2012 Summer Olympics

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Irina Press
(Russian Athlete)
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Birthdate: March 10, 1939
Birthplace: Kharkiv, Ukraine
Died: February 21, 2004
Height: 5'6" (168 cm)
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Arnd Peiffer
(German Former Biathlete)
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Birthdate: March 18, 1987
Birthplace: Wolfenbüttel, West Germany
Height: 6'1" (185 cm)
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Jamie Caven
(Darts player)
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Birthdate: March 10, 1976
Birthplace: Leicester

Nicknamed Jabba, Jamie Caven is a former English darts player with 7 PDC Pro Tour event wins. Though he lost his sight in his right eye in infancy, that didn’t stop him from winning the World Youth Masters champion at 17. He has been part of the PDPA Board of Directors.

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Randy Matson
(Athlete)
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Birthdate: March 5, 1945
Birthplace: Kilgore, Texas, United States
Height: 6'7" (201 cm)
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Karl Egloff
(Athlete)
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Birthdate: March 16, 1981
Birthplace: Quito, Ecuador
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Sari Essayah
(Finnish Former Athlete Who Specialized in Race Walking)
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Birthdate: February 21, 1967
Birthplace: Haukivuori, Finland

Sari Essayah is a Finnish former athlete who specialized in race walking. A former European champion and world champion in the 10,000 metres event, Essayah created seven national records during her athletic career. After retiring from sports, Sari Essayah became a politician and is currently serving as the president of the Christian Democrats party.

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Élodie Ouédraogo
(Belgian Sprinter and Olympic Gold Medalist Who Specializes in the 200 M and 400 M Hurdles)
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Birthdate: February 27, 1981
Birthplace: Saint-Josse-ten-Noode, Belgium
Height: 5'9" (175 cm)
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Errika Prezerakou
(Greek Former Pole Vaulter)
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Birthdate: March 8, 1975
Birthplace: Nea Filadelfeia, Greece

Former Greek pole vaulter Errika Prezerakou had her Olympic dreams shattered twice due to injuries. She won various Greek and Balkan championships and is now a motivational speaker and alternative therapy coach who promotes the Replayce method. She also won the Greek version of Dancing with the Stars.

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Milan Trajkovic
(Cypriot Athlete Specialising in the Sprint Hurdles)
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Birthdate: March 17, 1992
Birthplace: Surdulica, Serbia
Height: 6'2" (188 cm)
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Rodney Milburn, Jr.
(Athlete)
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Birthdate: March 18, 1950
Birthplace: Opelousas, Louisiana, United States
Died: November 11, 1997
Height: 6'0" (183 cm)
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CJ Ujah
(Sprinter)
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Birthdate: March 5, 1994
Birthplace: Ponders End, Enfield, London
Height: 5'11" (180 cm)
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Noemie Fox
(Australian Slalom Canoeist)
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Birthdate: March 19, 1997
Birthplace: Marseille, France
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Keston Bledman
(Trinidadian Track and Field Sprint Athlete)
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Birthdate: March 8, 1988
Birthplace: San Fernando, Trinidad and Tobago
Height: 6'0" (183 cm)
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Lester Bird
(2nd Prime Minister of Antigua and Barbuda)
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Birthdate: February 21, 1938
Birthplace: New York City, New York, United States
Died: August 9, 2021
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Barney Ewell
(American Athlete)
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Birthdate: February 25, 1918
Birthplace: Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, United States
Died: April 4, 1996
Height: 5'11" (180 cm)
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Ezinne Okparaebo
(Norwegian Sprinter Who is Scandinavia’s Fastest Woman Ever Over 60M and 100M)
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Birthdate: March 3, 1988
Birthplace: Imo State, Nigeria
Height: 5'5" (165 cm)