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Galen Rupp running 10k in Olympics. First medal in a distance event for Americans in nearly 50 years.

If you can fill the unforgiving minute with sixty seconds worth of distance run, ." Galen Rupp running in Olympics. First medal in a distance event for Americans in nearly 50 years.

Asnaketch Worku remains a living music legend, undoubtedly one of the most important singers in the history of Ethiopian music.

Asnaketch Worku remains a living music legend, undoubtedly one of the most important singers in the history of Ethiopian music.

Africa Day 2009 - Two African Queens

Africa Day – which falls annually on May – is designated by the African Union as a celebration of African diversity and success, and as an opportunity to highlight the cultural and economic potential that the continent offers.

Roy Wegerle

Roy Wegerle

Arthur Lydiard, Greatest Distance Running Coach of all time. He trained Peter Snell and other runners on west Auckland's hilly Scenic Drive. Read obituary  'Lydiard’s Final Run' at http://www.nzedge.com/lydiards-final-run/

Lydiard was a strong promoter of running for health, encouraging easy distance running for its cardiovascular health benefits at a time when people thought distance running was unhealthy and potentially dangerous.

News Photo : 1st April 1988 Trevor Francis Queens Park Rangers

News Photo : April 1988 Trevor Francis Queens Park Rangers

Frank Shorter, 1972 Olympic Marathon champion.

America has had its share of great marathoners. But there hasn't really been a clear way of determining where they rank. I set out to answer that.

TIL that after a ticker-tape parade to celebrate his Olympic medals Jesse Owens was not permitted to enter through the main doors of the Waldorf Astoria and instead forced to travel up to the event in a freight elevator to reach the reception honoring him.

TIL that after a ticker-tape parade to celebrate his Olympic medals Jesse Owens was not permitted to enter through the main doors of the Waldorf Astoria and instead forced to travel up to the event in a freight elevator to reach the reception honoring him.

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