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Runner Carl Lewis: Final Frames Of the Olympic Games

With a leap of 28 ft. 7 1/2 in., Carl Lewis became the first man in Olympic history to win the long jump twice. His victory led U.S. teammates Mike Powell and...

Olympics: No Limit to What He Can Do

What he does is so simple, and how he does it so complicated, that Carl Lewis is a basic mystery. How fast he runs, how far he jumps, may serve to establish...

Sport: Only a Tick Away from L.A.

Track Star Carl Lewis takes aim at four Olympic gold medals With 50 meters left to go at the USA/Mobil Outdoor Track and Field Championships in Indianapolis,...

Will Usain Bolt Try the Long Jump In Rio?

The Olympics ended over two weeks ago. We’re still hung over from all the athletic competition. But if there’s one thing that can get you excited about Olympic...

Bolt Keeps Electrifying Track

The race was over at the turn, but this time, Usain Bolt didn't clown around. No chest beating before he crossed the finish line. No mugging for the millions on...

Milestones Oct. 15, 2007

DIED He was the first modern track-and-field athlete to win gold in four consecutive Olympics--only Carl Lewis has since accomplished that feat--but Al Oerter,...

From the TIME Vault

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GOLD RUSH

So much to do, so little time. The 100-m dash is at once the shortest foot race in the Olympics, the longest running and the most fabled. It has belonged to...

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