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Olympic fashion: 1924 Olympic Games, Paris: Paavo Nurmi of Finland, Olympic champion

Olympics: the greatest fashion show on earth - in pictures

Olympic fashion: 1924 Olympic Games, Paris: Paavo Nurmi of Finland, Olympic champion. Pretty glad our Cross Country uniforms don't look like this anymore.

Three Ethiopian runners finish in the top six in women’s 3000m steeplechase. Sofia Assefa earns the bronze medal and is joined in celebrating with Hiwot Ayalew (5th) and Etenesh Diro (6th).

Three Ethiopian runners finish in the top six in women’s steeplechase. Sofia Assefa earns the bronze medal and is joined in celebrating with Hiwot Ayalew and Etenesh Diro

steve prefontaine....  Love that movie too... sucks me in every time!!

One of the greatest runners of all time. One of my personal favorites as well. This guy had a crazy kick! Also one of the first runners to wear Nike running shoes.

Roberta Louise "Bobbi" Gibb1942, is the first woman to have run the entire Boston Marathon (1966).  Running without a number because women were not allowed into the race." The police ran after her and tried to arrest her. Women were not considered strong enough to run the marathon." She Challenged prevalent prejudices and misconceptions about women's athletic capabilities.

Roberta Gibb, who broke the gender barrier at the Boston Marathon and is the grand marshal of this year’s race, is among the pioneers of women’s running.

Inspiring Woman: Wilma Rudolph, Athlete (1940-1994) Because in 1960 she was the first American woman to win three gold medals in a single Olympics.

The 75 Most Important Women of the Past 75 Years

Inspiring Woman: Wilma Rudolph, Athlete Because in 1960 she was the first American woman to win three gold medals in a single Olympics.

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