Running – Champions
Running races are an indispensable part of all Athletic championships. They are also a part of Olympic since the ancient times. Many racing tournaments are held globally. Some of them are as follows −
IAAF World Championships
IAAF World Indoor Championships
Regional Championships (Pan- American, African, Asian, European Games)
Here is a brief synopsis on some of the champions of this sport.
Usain Bolt is a Sprinter from Jamaica who has one Olympic medals nine times in 100m, 200m, and 4 x 100m relay races. In 2008, he won double sprint.
He has won eleven medals in World Championships of which he has won gold medals consecutively from 2009 to 2015.
Only in 2011, he could not win the medal due to false start. Due to his achievements he has been named as lightning bolt.
Tyson Gay is an American sprinter who has won many medals in major world competitions. He is considered as second best runner after Usain Bolt.
In 2007 Osaka World Championships, he won gold medals in 100m, 200m and 4 x 100m relay races. In 2009, he won a silver medal in World Championships.
He has won Jesse Owen Award two times. He also got AAF World Athlete of the Year in 2007.
Yohan Blake is a sprinter from Jamaica who has won many medals in major world competitions. He has won one gold medal each in 2012 and 2016 Olympics in 4 x 100m relay races and two silver medals one in 100m and one in 200m race.
He has won two gold medals in World championships one in 100m and other in 4 x 100m relay race.
In World Relays, he has won two golds one in 4 x 100m and the other in 4 x 200m relay races. He has also won many medals in junior competitions.
Michael Johnson is a sprinter from America who has won many medals in major world competitions. He has won four golds in Olympics.
In 1992 Olympics, he won a gold in 4 x 400m relay race. In 1996 Olympics, he won one gold in 200m and one gold in 400m sprints.
In 2000 Olympics, he won a gold in 400m sprint. He has also won eight gold medals in World Championships in different categories. He won two golds in 200m, four golds in 400m and two golds in 4 x 100m relay race.
Florence Griffith Joyner is an athlete from America. She has set records in 1988 in 100m and 200m which are yet to be broken and hence she is considered as the fastest women. In her career, she has won seven medals which includes four golds and three silvers.
She has won three gold medals in 1988 Seoul Olympics one each in 100m, 200m, and 4 x 100m relay race.
She has also won two silvers one in 1984 Olympics in 200m and the other in 4 x 400m in relay race.
Carmelita Jeter is a sprinter from America who has won medals in Olympics, World Championships, and other major competitions.
In 2012 Olympics, she won one gold in 4 x 100m relay, one silver in 100m, and one bronze in 200m races.
In World Championships, she has won seven medals three golds, one silver, and three bronzes.
She has won one silver in World Indoor Championships and one silver n World Relay Championships. She has also won two golds in World Athletics Finals.