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    Carl Lewis is an American track and field athlete who won nine Olympic gold medals, he became vegan in 1990. He proved to the world that a vegan athlete can success, he said “I've found that a person does not need protein from meat to be a successful athlete. In fact, my best year of track competition was the first year I ate a vegan diet.” Many people think that meat, chicken and in general animal products are the only sources of protein, but Carl Lewis showed that this is a wrong perception. His vegan diet is full of lentils, beans and juice which consider as good sources of protein. Through conducting a small research in order to find what kind of nutrition is not there in vegan diet, we discover that vegan diet is lack of vitamin…

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    Louie Zamperini, a WWII US prisoner of war survivor, inspired millions of people around the world. Zamperini was not only a U.S soldier, but a track star as well, qualifying for the 1936 Berlin Olympics at age nineteen. He finished in 8th place at the Olympic Games 5000m in 14:46.8 with a final lap of under sixty seconds. Louie was sent to war in 1942, where his plane crashed in the middle of the ocean. Along with two other survivors, they were stranded in the middle of the ocean for 47 days…

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    Since the beginning of sports competition, athletes have always wanted to get a better edge over their competitors and will do anything necessary to do so. They go as far as to injecting themselves with drugs and taking supplements to make them bigger, faster, and stronger. A method otherwise known as doping; a process in which athletes use prohibited drugs or training methods to surpass their competitors. These athletes; steaming from all sports, have been misusing these drugs, not wanting to…

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    On a sweaty, sticky night in the Bird's Nest, Bolt was out of the blocks quicker and opened up an unassailable lead over the first 100m before coming away down the straight and jabbing his thumbs at his chest as he crossed the line. His 19.55 seconds was the fastest in the world this year, his speed and peerless championship class too good for American Gatlin, whose 19.74 was well outside his season's best. Jamaican Bolt, who will also compete in the 4x100m relay, said: "It means a lot to…

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    Coach, McCarthy was my track coach in high school. He was also my sophomore biology teacher. While I was there, he received his share of ridicule and at times was controversial in an unorthodox way, like the time he named a sophomore, Jimmy Euell, to be a co-captain of the track team. I remember shortly thereafter a Norwich Bulletin sports writer crucifying him for that decision and calling him the “Innovator” in a rather derogatory manner. It didn’t bother me or my teammates one bit as we all…

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    The 1956 Olympics Wilma Rudolph a 16 year old won a bronze medal in the 4x100 meter relay, this achievement was even more remarkable considering that she had polio as a child and wore braces on her legs until the age of nine. She began running and no one could stop her, in high school she never lost a meet. After triumphing in the 1956 Olympics she did even better in the 1960 Olympic games, winning gold medals in the 100 meter, 200 meter, and 4x100 meter relay. She became the first american…

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    Math IA Internal Assessment Men’s Height and High Jump Introduction: The high jump is a track and field event in which competitors must jump unaided over a horizontal bar placed at measured heights without dislodging it. High Jump is an event which used to be famous in early years and now it has reached some great heights in Commonwealth Games. In Today’s world High Jump has been introduced in a-lot of schools and there is a-lot of competitions which are held every year. I personally chose…

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    James Cleveland “Jesse” Owens was born on September 12, 1913 in Oakville Alabama. Owens was the youngest of 10 children born to Henry Cleveland Owens and Wife Mary Emma. His parents worked as sharecroppers and his grandparents were slaves. Owens was often sick suffering from chronic bronchial congestion and pneumonia. Still, at an early age, Owens was expected to work, picking up 100 pounds of cotton despite the fact that he a frail child, in order to help in providing for the family. At the…

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    The book Jesse Owens: An American Life encompasses the true meaning of persevering and prevailing in the face of adversity, oppression, and misfortune. The story of Jesse Owens and his climb to becoming arguably one of the greatest athletes and Olympians of all time invokes feelings of disgust caused by how humans can treat another, yet feelings of triumph caused by the incredible nature of the human spirit and the will to overcome circumstances. William Baker captures the rich history behind…

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    John Baxter Taylor Black Runner John Baxter Taylor was a noble, strong, and intelligent young man who was famous for being the first black man to ever win an Olympic gold medal. However, it took time for John to accomplish this. It all started when John Taylor was born in Washington, D.C, on November 3, 1882. His parents’ names were Sarah Thomas and John Baxter. John’s family moved from Washington to Philadelphia in his childhood. From there he attended a central high school and soon joined…

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