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  1. Hungry Heiden sets world record

    Larry Schwartz

    Eric Heiden wins a record five individual gold medals in one Olympics.

    SpecialFeature | Conversation | January 14, 2002
  2. A Beamon 29 shatters world long jump record

    Larry Schwartz

    Bob Beamon sets a world record in the long jump with his leap of 29 feet, 2 1/2 inches in the Olympics at Mexico City. The record will last for 23 years.

    SpecialFeature | Conversation | October 17, 2001
  3. Sisters-in-law are Golden at Olympics in Seoul

    Larry Schwartz

    Sisters-in-law Jackie Joyner-Kersee and Florence Griffith Joyner both win their second gold medals at the Olympics in Seoul: Joyner-Kersee in the long jump and Griffith Joyner in the 200 meters. Flo Jo sets a world record time of 21.34 seconds.

    SpecialFeature | Conversation | September 27, 2001
  4. All-American performance in Rome

    Larry Schwartz

    At the Olympics in Rome, American winners include Wilma Rudolph in the 100 meters; Ralph Boston in the long jump; Glenn Davis in the 400-meter hurdles and Mike Troy in the 200-meter butterfly.

    SpecialFeature | Conversation | August 29, 2001
  5. Jenner true to his word in world record style

    Larry Schwartz

    Bruce Jenner wins the Olympic gold medal in the decathlon in Montreal, setting a world record with 8,618 points.

    SpecialFeature | Conversation | July 25, 2001
  6. Holy Moses: Edwin sets world record, wins gold

    Larry Schwartz

    Edwin Moses wins a gold medal and sets a world record (47.64 seconds) in the 400-meter hurdles at the Olympics in Montreal.

    SpecialFeature | Conversation | July 20, 2001
  7. Thorpe the King of pentathlon, decathlon

    Larry Schwartz

    Jim Thorpe wins the decathlon at the Stockholm Olympics with a world record score of 8,412 points, beating silver medalist Hugo Wieslander of Sweden by 688 points. Thorpe is the only athlete to ever win Olympic gold in both the decathlon and pentathlon.

    SpecialFeature | Conversation | July 11, 2001
  8. Hayes sets 100-yard dash world record

    Larry Schwartz

    Bob Hayes sets a world record in the 100-yard dash with a 9.1 clocking at the AAU national track and field championships in St. Louis.

    SpecialFeature | Conversation | June 19, 2001
  9. Tarzan breaks own world record

    Larry Schwartz

    Johnny Weismuller breaks his own world record in the 440-yard freestyle by 11 seconds, swimming it in 4:57, the first time anyone has cracked the five-minute barrier in the event, at New Haven, Conn.

    SpecialFeature | Conversation | March 05, 2001
  10. Heiden wakes up to world record

    Larry Schwartz

    Despite oversleeping, Eric Heiden wins the Olympic gold medal in speed skating in the 10,000 meters in a world record time of 14 minutes, 28.13 seconds. It's his fifth gold medal in five events in Lake Placid, N.Y.

    SpecialFeature | Conversation | February 22, 2001
  11. Bonnie Blair shatters own world record

    Larry Schwartz

    Bonnie Blair breaks her own world record in the 500 meters, winning in 38.69 seconds in Calgary.

    SpecialFeature | Conversation | February 08, 2001
  12. Winter Olympics begin in Lake Placid

    Larry Schwartz

    The third Winter Olympics open in Lake Placid, N.Y. In speed skating, Irving Jaffee wins the 5,000 meters and Jack Shea takes the 500 meters. The U.S. loses 2-1 to Canada in hockey.

    SpecialFeature | Conversation | February 01, 2001
  13. Joyner-Kersee completes huge leap

    Larry Schwartz

    Jackie Joyner-Kersee is the most decorated woman in U.S. Olympic track and field history with six medals.

    SpecialFeature | Conversation | August 30, 2000
  14. Her Roman conquest

    Larry Schwartz

    Signature Race Sept. 2, 1960 - Wilma Rudolph was one cool competitor at the Olympics in Rome. Before her semifinal heat in the 100 meters, she actually fell asleep. Then she tied the world record of 11.3 seconds. In today's final, Rudolph got off t...

    SpecialFeature | Conversation | August 29, 2000
  15. Miracle Mets: From Worst to World Champs

    Larry Schwartz

    In just their eighth season of existence, the Mets win the World Series. Jerry Koosman defeats the favored Orioles, 5-3, at Shea Stadium in the clinching Game 5.

    SpecialFeature | Conversation | October 14, 2001
  16. Mathewson throws three Series shutouts in six days

    Larry Schwartz

    The Giants' Christy Mathewson six-hits the Athletics, 2-0, in the clinching Game 5 in New York for his record third straight World Series shutout in six days.

    SpecialFeature | Conversation | October 10, 2001