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International Association of Athletics Federations – Hall of Fame

Up until now Athletics has never had an Official Hall of Fame. But on Thursday March 8th the IAAF announced the creation of one and the first 12 members.

The first 12 inaugural Members are:

 

Jesse Owens (USA)

1936 100/200/LJ + WR 100, 200 & LJ (25 years)

 

Abebe Bikila (ETH)

1960, 1964 Oly MAR + WR

 

Paavo Nurmi (FIN)

1920 10,000, 1924 1500/5000 & 1928 10,000 + WR 1500, Mile, 3000, 5000 & 10,000

 

Carl Lewis (USA)

1984 100/200/LJ & 1988/1992/1996 LJ + WR 100 + 5 world titles

 

Emil Zátopek (TCH)

1948 10,000 & 1952 5000/10,000/Mar + WR 5000 & 10,000

 

Al Oerter (USA)

1956/1960/1964/1968 DT + WR DT

 

Adhemar da Silva (BRA)

1952/1956 TJ + WR TJ

 

Ed Moses (USA)

1976/1984 400H + WR 400H (16 years) + 2 world titles

 

Fanny Blankers-Koen (NED)

1948 100/200/80H + WR 100, 80H, HJ, LJ & Pen

 

Betty Cuthbert (AUS)

1956 100/200 & 1964 400 + WR 200

 

Jackie Joyner-Kersee (USA)

1988 LJ/Hep & 1992 Hep + WR LJ & Hep (25 years as at 7.7.2011) + 4 world titles

 

Wang Junxia (CHN)

1996 Oly 5000 & 93 World 10,000 + WR 3000 (18 years as at 12.9.2011) & 10,000 (18 years as at 8.9.2011)

To see the full IAAF press release click the link below.

IAAF Hall of Fame created – First 12 Members announced

via iaaf.org – International Association of Athletics Federations.

I would personally have had Michael Johnson included. Broke many a world record and won many top titles. But who else would you include in your Hall of Fame?

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