Virgo Athletes

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Jesse Owens
(American Track and Field Athlete Who Won Four Gold Medals at the 1936 Berlin Olympics)
Jesse Owens
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Birthdate: September 12, 1913
Birthplace: Oakville, Alabama, United States
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.

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Michael Johnson
(American olympic athlete)
Michael Johnson
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Birthdate: September 13, 1967
Birthplace: Dallas

Four-time Olympic gold medalist Michael Johnson remains the only man to win both the 200m and the 400m events in the same Olympics. He was the Track & Field News 1996 Athlete of the Year. In 2008, he returned his 2000 Olympic relay medal, as a teammate had taken performance-enhancing drugs.

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Denise Lewis
(Athletics competitor)
Denise Lewis
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Birthdate: August 27, 1972
Birthplace: West Bromwich

Denise Lewis is a British sports commentator and former athlete. She won the heptathlon gold medal at the 2000 Sydney Olympics and became the first European to win Olympic gold in the heptathlon. A two-time Commonwealth Games champion, Lewis also won silver medals in the 1997 and 1999 World Championships. She was also the 1998 European Champion. 

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Bob Beamon
(Best Known for His World Record in the Long Jump at the Mexico City Olympics in 1968)
Bob Beamon
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Birthdate: August 29, 1946
Birthplace: South Jamaica, New York, United States

Bob Beamon is a former American track and field athlete who won the gold medal for the long jump at the 1968 Olympics. He created a world record in the process of winning the gold medal; the record was broken by Mike Powell almost 23 years later. Beamon was inducted into United States Olympic Hall of Fame.

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Edwin Moses
(Athletics competitor)
Edwin Moses
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Birthdate: August 31, 1955
Birthplace: Dayton
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Hicham El Guerrouj
(One of the Greatest Middle-Distance Runners in History)
Hicham El Guerrouj
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Birthdate: September 14, 1974
Birthplace: Berkane, Morocco

Moroccan former middle-distance runner Hicham El Guerrouj is a four-time 1500m world champion. The UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador became the second athlete to win both the 1500m and 5000m titles in the same Olympics. He won the IAAF World Athlete of the Year thrice and holds many indoor and outdoor records.

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Efren Reyes
(Pool player)
Efren Reyes
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Birthdate: August 26, 1954
Birthplace: Angeles
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Alun Wyn Jones
(Rugby union player)
Alun Wyn Jones
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Birthdate: September 19, 1985
Birthplace: Swansea

Alun Wyn Jones is a Welsh rugby union player who is currently playing for the Ospreys. Jones is the current captain of the Wales national rugby team and has helped his team win  five Six Nations Championships. He has also won other important trophies, such as three Grand Slams, four Triple Crowns, three Doddie Weir Cups, and four Prince William Cups.

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Dean Karnazes
(American Ultramarathon Runner, and Author of 'Ultramarathon Man: Confessions of an All-Night Runner')
Dean Karnazes
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Birthdate: August 23, 1962
Birthplace: Inglewood, California, United States

Dean Karnazes began running for fun while in kindergarten; taking diversionary routes while returning home from school. Slowly, he started taking it more seriously, running a marathon to the South Pole in 2002, embarking on the Endurance 50: 50 marathons in 50 states in 50 consecutive days in 2006.  Currently a businessperson, he has also written a book on marathon.

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Sara Sigmundsdóttir
(Icelandic Weightlifter Who Has Been Placed 3rd in the CrossFit Games Twice)
Sara Sigmundsdóttir
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Birthdate: September 12, 1992
Birthplace: Reykjanesbær, Iceland

Icelandic weightlifter and CrossFit athlete Sara Sigmundsdóttir was placed 3rd in the CrossFit Games twice. She has also won the 2016 Dubai Fitness Championship and appeared in the documentary Fittest on Earth: A Decade of Fitness. She now works as a trainer at CrossFit Sudurnes in Reykjanesbaer.

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Geoff Capes
(Former Shot Putter, Strongman & Professional Highland Games Competitor)
Geoff Capes
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Birthdate: August 23, 1949
Birthplace: Holbeach, Lincolnshire, England

While he began his career as a Cambridgeshire Constabulary policeman, Geoff Capes ruled the British shot-putting arena in the 1970s. Apart from being a two-time Commonwealth gold medal winner, he has also won the World’s Strongest Man tag twice and been a seven-time AAA Championship winner.

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Anže Kopitar
(Slovene Professional Ice Hockey Centre)
Anže Kopitar
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Birthdate: August 24, 1987
Birthplace: Hrušica, Jesenice

Anže Kopitar is a Slovene ice hockey player and the current captain for the Los Angeles Kings of the NHL. Since becoming the first Slovene to play in the National Hockey League in 2006, Kopitar has made his presence felt in the professional ice hockey league. In 2012 and 2014, Anže Kopitar helped the Kings win the prestigious Stanley Cup.

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Anníe Mist Þórisdóttir
(The First Woman to Become a 2-Time CrossFit Games Winner)
Anníe Mist Þórisdóttir
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Birthdate: September 18, 1989
Birthplace: Reykjavík, Iceland

Anníe Mist Þórisdóttir scripted history as the first female to win the CrossFit Games twice. The former gymnast withdrew from the 2015 CrossFit Games due to heatstroke, but baring that occasion, she has never finished below top 13. She now owns Reebok CrossFit Reykjavik.

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Sally Pearson
(Athletics competitor)
Sally Pearson
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Birthdate: September 19, 1986
Birthplace: Sydney

Sally Pearson is an Australian former athlete. After winning a silver medal in the 100 m hurdles at the 2008 Summer Olympics, Pearson went on to win Olympic gold in the same event in 2012. A two-time world champion, Sally Pearson also won two gold medals in Commonwealth Games. In 2011, she was named Female Athlete of the Year.

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Blake Wheeler
(Ice hockey player)
Blake Wheeler
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Birthdate: August 31, 1986
Birthplace: Plymouth
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Rick Hansen
(Athletics competitor)
Rick Hansen
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Birthdate: August 26, 1957
Birthplace: Port Alberni, Canada
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Sergei Bobrovsky
(Ice hockey player)
Sergei Bobrovsky
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Birthdate: September 20, 1988
Birthplace: Novokuznetsk
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Sergio Parisse
(Rugby union player)
Sergio Parisse
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Birthdate: September 12, 1983
Birthplace: La Plata
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Ben Youngs
(Rugby union player)
Ben Youngs
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Birthdate: September 5, 1989
Birthplace: Cawston

Ben Youngs is an English rugby union player who plays for the Leicester Tigers as well as the England national team. One of the most successful scrum-halfs of his generation, Youngs became the most capped scrum-half for England in 2019. In 2017 and 2020, Ben Youngs helped his team win the prestigious Six Nations Championships.

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Martin Fourcade
(Biathlete)
Martin Fourcade
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Birthdate: September 14, 1988
Birthplace: Céret, France
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Fátima Diame
(Athlete)
Fátima Diame
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Birthdate: September 22, 1996
Birthplace: Valencia, Spain
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Jakob Ingebrigtsen
(Middle-distance runner)
Jakob Ingebrigtsen
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Birthdate: September 19, 2000
Birthplace: Sandnes, Norway

The youngest of the Ingebrigtsen runner brothers from Norway, Jakob Ingebrigtsen was 17 when he won both the 1500m and 5000m at the 2018 European Championships. Trained by his award-winning sports coach father, Gjert Ingebrigtsen, he also won a gold in the 1500 m. at the 2020 Tokyo Olympics.

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Kevin Sinfield
(Politician, Rugby league player)
Kevin Sinfield
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Birthdate: September 12, 1980
Birthplace: Oldham

Kevin Sinfield is a former professional rugby league player turned coach.  He played his entire professional career with Leeds and is considered one of the most successful players in Super League history. He shifted to coaching after his retirement as a player and is currently the defensive coach for the Leicester Tigers, who play in Premiership Rugby.   

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Yaroslava Mahuchikh
(High jumper)
Yaroslava Mahuchikh
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Birthdate: September 19, 2001
Birthplace: Dnipropetrovsk, Ukraine
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Anna Lewandowska
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Birthdate: September 7, 1988
Birthplace: Łódź, Poland

A professional karate artist and personal trainer, Anna Lewandowska is also the wife of the Bayern Munich striker Robert Lewandowski. Anna has 4 world championship and 6 European championship medals in her kitty. She has also released a fitness book and owns her own make-up and health food brands.

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Nino Niederreiter
(Ice hockey player)
Nino Niederreiter
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Birthdate: September 8, 1992
Birthplace: Chur
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Margaret Wambui
(Middle-distance runner)
Margaret Wambui
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Birthdate: September 15, 1995
Birthplace: Nyeri, Kenya
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Betty Robinson
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Birthdate: August 23, 1911
Birthplace: Riverdale, Illinois, United States
Died: May 18, 1999
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António Félix da Costa
(Portuguese Racing Driver)
António Félix da Costa
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Birthdate: August 31, 1991
Birthplace: Lisbon

António Félix da Costa is a Portuguese racing driver best known for winning the FIA Formula E Championship title in 2020. He first achieved popularity in 2012 when he won a Macau Grand Prix Formula Three race. He then went on to win the same race again in 2016.

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Joshua Cheptegei
(Ugandan long-distance runner, Olympic Gold Medalist in 5000m)
Joshua Cheptegei
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Birthdate: September 12, 1996
Birthplace: Kapchorwa, Uganda
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Bakkies Botha
(Rugby union player)
Bakkies Botha
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Birthdate: September 22, 1979
Birthplace: Newcastle
Bakkies Botha, the former professional rugby union player, ​played as a lock for Springboks until 2014. Regularly listed in 'greatest ever' sides, Botha was nominated for SA player of the year in 2003, 2004 and 2005. He is also the only player in the history of rugby union to have won a hat-trick of Super Rugby and European rugby titles.
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Renaud Lavillenie
(Pole vaulter)
Renaud Lavillenie
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Birthdate: September 18, 1986
Birthplace: Barbezieux-Saint-Hilaire, France
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Willie Gault
(American football player, Athletic)
Willie Gault
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Birthdate: September 5, 1960
Birthplace: Griffin, Georgia, United States
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Kirani James
(Grenada's first and only Olympic medalist)
Kirani James
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Birthdate: September 1, 1992
Birthplace: Gouyave, Grenada
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Alex Lynn
(racecar driver)
Alex Lynn
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Birthdate: September 17, 1992
Birthplace: London

Alex Lynn began his career with Formula Renault UK and scored a record 12 wins from 20 starts. The ace British race driver has also competed for Formula E, with Mahindra Racing. In 2014, he became the first British racer to earn the coveted GP3 title.

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Luke McAlister
(Rugby union player)
Luke McAlister
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Birthdate: August 28, 1983
Birthplace: Waitara, New Zealand

Luke McAlister is a New Zealand professional rugby union footballer who represented his national team from 2005 to 2009. He also played for the Māori All Blacks from 2005 to 2010 before focusing on his club career. Luke McAlister is the son of the former rugby league footballer, Charlie McAlister.

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Os du Randt
(Rugby union player)
Os du Randt
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Birthdate: September 8, 1972
Birthplace: Elliot, Eastern Cape

Os du Randt is a South African former rugby player who retired as the most-capped forward in the South African national team's history. One of the most successful players of his generation, Du Randt is one of 21 players who have won the World Cup twice or more. In 2019, he was inducted into the World Rugby Hall of Fame. 

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Vivian Cheruiyot
(Long-distance runner)
Vivian Cheruiyot
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Birthdate: September 11, 1983
Birthplace: Keiyo, Rift Valley, Kenya
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Anastasiya Kuzmina
(First Biathlete to Win Gold Medals in Three Consecutive Olympic Games)
Anastasiya Kuzmina
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Birthdate: August 28, 1984
Birthplace: Tyumen, Russia

Anastasiya Kuzmina is a Russian-born Slovak retired biathlete best known for winning three Olympic gold and three silver medals, representing Slovakia. She also won a gold medal at the 2019 World Championships in Östersund, Sweden. Anastasiya Kuzmina also represented Russia and won a gold medal each at the 2003 Youth World Championships and 2005 Junior World Championships.

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Jim Hines
(Track and Field Athlete)
Jim Hines
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Birthdate: September 10, 1946
Birthplace: Dumas, Arkansas, United States
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Foekje Dillema
(Olympic athlete)
Foekje Dillema
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Birthdate: September 18, 1926
Birthplace: Burum, Netherlands
Died: December 5, 2007
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Félix Sánchez
(Track and field athlete)
Félix Sánchez
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Birthdate: August 30, 1977
Birthplace: Manhattan, New York, United States
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Kelsey-Lee Barber
(Javelin thrower)
Kelsey-Lee Barber
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Birthdate: September 20, 1991
Birthplace: East London, South Africa

Kelsey-Lee Barber is an Australian track and field athlete. She competes in the javelin throw and won the gold medal at the 2019 World Championships. She won bronze in the final at the 2020 Summer Olympics. She has set a personal best of 67.70 meters. Her training partner is para-athlete Jayden Sawyer. She is married to coach Mike Barber. 

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Nick Abendanon
(Rugby union player)
Nick Abendanon
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Birthdate: August 27, 1986
Birthplace: Bryanston, Gauteng

South African-born Dutch rugby player Nick Abendanon plays for the England rugby team and is best known for his stint as a full back for Clermont Auvergne. Declared the 2015 European Player of the Year, he also won the Top 14 and the Challenge Cup trophies for Clermont.

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Ashwin Willemse
(Rugby union player)
Ashwin Willemse
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Birthdate: September 8, 1981
Birthplace: Caledon

Retired South African rugby player Ashwin Willemse, now a rugby analyst and a motivational speaker, grew up amid poverty and lived in a shack near Cape Town, with his mother and grandparents. A drug dealer and addict in his youth, he had even joined a criminal gang and had attempted suicide.

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Al Oerter
(Painter, Athletics competitor)
Al Oerter
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Birthdate: September 19, 1936
Birthplace: Astoria
Died: October 1, 2007
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Joseph Fahnbulleh
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Birthdate: September 11, 2001
Birthplace: Hopkins, Minnesota, United States
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Eulace Peacock
(Sprinter)
Eulace Peacock
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Birthdate: August 27, 1914
Birthplace: Dothan, Alabama, United States
Died: December 13, 1996
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Richard Kitty
(Sprinter)
Richard Kitty
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Birthdate: September 2, 1989
Birthplace: Stockton on Tees, England
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Wyomia Tyus
(Olympic Athlete)
Wyomia Tyus
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Birthdate: August 29, 1945
Birthplace: Griffin, Georgia, United States