Harold Abrahams wins 100m - 1924 Olympics
Harold Maurice Abrahams, CBE, (18991978) - a British athlete of Jewish origin. He was champion in the 100 metres sprint at the 1924 Olympics in Paris (July 7th), France (a feat made legendary in the 1981 movie 'Chariots of Fire'). His time was 10.6 seconds. Jackson Scholz (second from right) was second and Arthur Porritt (far left) was third. The other named athlete was the World Record holder at the time, Charles Paddock. The other two competitors featured were fourth placed Chester Bowman (second left) and sixth placed Loren Murchison (third from right).
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Zatopek 10k m Switz 54
Czech athlete Emil Zatopek winning the 10, 000 metres in the European Championships in Berne, Switzerland 1954. 22/11/00: Zatopek has died. He died in a military hospital in Prague in the Czech Republic, aged 78, after a long illness. * Zatopek became four-times Olympic champion between 1948 and 1952 and set 18 world records.
Athlete physiology, artwork
Athlete physiology. Computer artwork of a male athlete, with enlargements to show the important physiological enhancements typical of most athletes. These include an improved blood supply to carry oxygen around the body, and enhanced muscle tone. These are often areas targeted by performance enhancing drugs such as erythropoietin, a hormone that controls red blood cell production (erythropoiesis), and anabolic steroids, which increase muscle mass.
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