Boston Marathon

April 19, 2016 0

The Boston Marathon is the oldest and fastest marathon in the United States. “Marathon” comes from the legend of Pheidippides, a Greek messenger, who was…

Mark Allen

April 6, 2016 0

Mark Allen is one of the greatest triathletes in history. Born January 12, 1958, in Glendale, California—in the southeastern end of Los Angeles’ San Fernando…

Renaldo Nehemiah

March 24, 2016 0

The greatest hurdler who ever lived turns 57 today. Renaldo Nehemiah was born in Newark, New Jersey, on this date in 1959.  His mother died…

Jackie Joyner-Kersee

March 3, 2016 0

Jackie Joyner-Kersee is the greatest female athlete in the history of track and field. Born in East St. Louis, Illinois, on this date in 1962,…

Babe Didrickson Zaharias

January 21, 2016 1

Mildred Ella Didrikson is America’s all-but-forgotten sports superstar. Born in the Gulf Coast city Port Arthur, Texas, on June 26, 1911, Mildred was the sixth…