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"Unforgettable Moments in Athletics: A Journey Through History" The Olympic 400m Race Finish of 1924

Background imageAthletics Collection: Olympic 400m race finish 1924, Eric Liddell

Olympic 400m race finish 1924, Eric Liddell
End of the 400 metres final at the 1924 Paris Olympics, showing Scot, Eric Liddell, crossing the finish line first. Liddell was made famous in the film, Chariots of Fire. Date: 1924

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R. Bannister Runs Mile
Roger Bannister of Great Britain, with a time of 3 mins 59.4 seconds, becomes the first person to run a mile in under 4 minutes, at the Iffley Road Sports Ground, England

Background imageAthletics Collection: Harold Abrahams wins 100m - 1924 Olympics

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)

Background imageAthletics Collection: Berlin Olympic Games - Jesse Owens in the Long Jump

Berlin Olympic Games - Jesse Owens in the Long Jump
Berlin Olympic Games - Jesse Owens (1913-1980) in the Long Jump, producing his gold medal-winning leap of 26 ft 5 in (one of four golds he won at this games). Date: 1936

Background imageAthletics Collection: Olympic Stadium Art - England

Olympic Stadium Art - England
Oil painting of the Olympic Stadium, built for the London Olympics 2012. Capacity 80, 000. Original painting 22" x 18" created in 2012 by D.J.Rogers

Background imageAthletics Collection: Female Pole Vaulter 1927

Female Pole Vaulter 1927
An elegant woman soars towards the bar during a pole vault

Background imageAthletics Collection: Roger Bannister - First sub-4 minute mile - Iffley Road

Roger Bannister - First sub-4 minute mile - Iffley Road
Roger Bannister of Great Britain (1929-2018), with a time of 3 mins 59.4 seconds, becomes the first person to run a mile in under 4 minutes, at the Iffley Road Sports Ground, England on 6th may 1954

Background imageAthletics Collection: Sport - Empire - Commonwealth Games - Cardiff - 1958 - Competitors in the marathon race

Sport - Empire - Commonwealth Games - Cardiff - 1958 - Competitors in the marathon race leave the stadium amidst the cheers of spectators in Westgate Street

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Eric Liddell celebrating his Olympic win at Edinburgh Univer
Eric Liddell, the 400m gold medallist at the 1924 Paris Olympic Games, crowned and chaired at Edinburgh University where he had studied science

Background imageAthletics Collection: Ancient Greek marathon

Ancient Greek marathon
Foot-race in ancient Greece. Hand-colored woodcut of a 19th-century illustration

Background imageAthletics Collection: Discus thrower statue

Discus thrower statue
Statue of a discus thrower (discobolus). Marble statue in the Vatican Museums, Italy, depicting a nude, male athlete preparing to throw a discus

Background imageAthletics Collection: Marathon 1927

Marathon 1927
Huge crowds turn out to watch the 26-mile Marathon through the streets of Liverpool

Background imageAthletics Collection: Female high jumper in orange costume

Female high jumper in orange costume
A female high jumper in an orange costume leaping over a pole

Background imageAthletics Collection: Fanny Blankers-Koen hurdling, 1948 London Olympics

Fanny Blankers-Koen hurdling, 1948 London Olympics
Fanny Blankers-Koen, a Dutch housewife, taking the victory in the 80 metres hurdles and setting a new Olympic record. Maureen Gardner of Britain took the silver

Background imageAthletics Collection: Athlete physiology, artwork

Athlete physiology, artwork
Athlete physiology. Computer artwork of a male athlete, with enlargements to show the important physiological enhancements typical of most athletes

Background imageAthletics Collection: Leg muscles in running, artwork

Leg muscles in running, artwork
Leg muscles in running. Artwork showing the muscles in the leg of a runner. There are over 600 muscles in the human body, with at least 14 major muscles in the hip, thigh and lower leg

Background imageAthletics Collection: Alfred ( Alfie ) Shrubb - Famous Long Distance Runner

Alfred ( Alfie ) Shrubb - Famous Long Distance Runner. He won all there was to win in long-distance running as is evident in this photograph

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Kennedy Family
The American Ambassador, Joseph P. Kennedy with his children at the International University Athletics match at White City Stadium between Oxford and Cambridge vs. Harvard and Yale

Background imageAthletics Collection: The Bystander masthead by Laurie Taylor, 1930

The Bystander masthead by Laurie Taylor, 1930
An athletic woman in a swimsuit and bathing cap, sprints along a beach accompanied by two elegant greyhounds, the canine icon of the art deco period

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Edwardian Walkers
WALKING Six young Edwardian men in shirtsleeves, two with walking canes, out for a walk in the countryside

Background imageAthletics Collection: Public Schools Championships at White City

Public Schools Championships at White City
The junior 100 yards final, showing P. Deane (no. 1) of Ardingly winning the race from H. G. Mackenzie (no. 9), of West Bridgford, in 10.6 seconds. Mackenzie later won the 250 yards in 28.5 seconds

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Hurdlers / Nos Loisirs
Two men jump a hurdle

Background imageAthletics Collection: Lady Throws Javelin 1922

Lady Throws Javelin 1922
A female athlete throws the javelin

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Athletics-World-Russia-Stadium
Photo from Moscow shows a general view of the Luzhniki stadium during a rehearsal of the opening ceremony ahead of the world athletics championships. AFP PHOTO / KIRILL KUDRYAVTSEV

Background imageAthletics Collection: Ancient Olympia, Greece

Ancient Olympia, Greece
Olympia, site of the ancient Olympic Games. Hand-colored halftone reproduction of a 19th-century illustration

Background imageAthletics Collection: The 1984 Summer Olympics in Los Angeles. Nadia Comaneci press conference. 26th July 1984

The 1984 Summer Olympics in Los Angeles. Nadia Comaneci press conference. 26th July 1984

Background imageAthletics Collection: Athlete Steve Cram Steve Cram opens the new Prudhoe Link Road 12 March 1993

Athlete Steve Cram Steve Cram opens the new Prudhoe Link Road 12 March 1993

Background imageAthletics Collection: The Diver. Tomb of the Diver (Tomba del Tuffatore), ca 470 BC. Creator: Classical Antiquities

The Diver. Tomb of the Diver (Tomba del Tuffatore), ca 470 BC. Creator: Classical Antiquities
The Diver. Tomb of the Diver (Tomba del Tuffatore), ca 470 BC. Found in the Collection of Museo archeologico nazionale di Paestum

Background imageAthletics Collection: Frank Wykoff at the 1932 Los Angeles Olympic stadium

Frank Wykoff at the 1932 Los Angeles Olympic stadium
Frank Clifford Wyckoff (1909 1980) was an American athlete and triple gold medal winner in 4x100 m relay at the Olympic Games in 1924, 1928 and 1932

Background imageAthletics Collection: Ancient Olympic Games

Ancient Olympic Games
Racers cheered at the finish line in the Olympic Games, ancient Greece. Hand-colored woodcut of a 19th century illustration

Background imageAthletics Collection: Gypsies Green Sports Ground 28908_006

Gypsies Green Sports Ground 28908_006
Gypsies Green Sports Ground velodrome and athletics track, South Shields, South Tyneside, 2016. NZ3766

Background imageAthletics Collection: Oxford v Cambridge athletics. Wendell Mottley (Cambridge

Oxford v Cambridge athletics. Wendell Mottley (Cambridge) No 2 on his way to winning the 220 yards in 21.6 seconds. Graham Plows (Cambridge) No 4 finished 2nd in 21.8 seconds

Background imageAthletics Collection: Lillian Board after breaking her own 880 yard track record at Reading. 12th June 1968

Lillian Board after breaking her own 880 yard track record at Reading. 12th June 1968

Background imageAthletics Collection: Steel Peech and Tozer Social Services, gala and sports meeting, Saturday 11th June [c

Steel Peech and Tozer Social Services, gala and sports meeting, Saturday 11th June [c
Including Salto Brothers, trampolinists; Chase Water Charlie, trick and comedy cyclist; majorettes; school of dacing; photograph exhibition; Samuel Fox brass band; boxing

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Kenya-Sport-Athletics-Enterprise-Oly
Athletes warm up prior to a workout on the running track ahead of the Rio-2016 Olympics, at Baraton campus near Eldoret town, aproximately 350 km north of capital, Nairobi, on June 10, 2016

Background imageAthletics Collection: Running, Alexander Alexandrovich Deyneka (Dieneka - 1899-1969) Russian modernist

Running, Alexander Alexandrovich Deyneka (Dieneka - 1899-1969) Russian modernist figurative painter, sculptor and graphic artist. Five male athletes on running track watched by young woman

Background imageAthletics Collection: Ancient Greek athlete proclaimed the winner

Ancient Greek athlete proclaimed the winner
Crowning the winner with laurel in ancient Greek Olympic Games. Hand-colored halftone reproduction of a 19th-century illustration

Background imageAthletics Collection: London 1908 Olympic Games One of the earliest Olympic dramas to be captured on film

London 1908 Olympic Games One of the earliest Olympic dramas to be captured on film. Pietri Dorando collapses after crossing the finishing line in the 1908 Olympic Marathon

Background imageAthletics Collection: London 1908 Olympic Games Dorando Pietri receives a consolation gold cup from Queen

London 1908 Olympic Games Dorando Pietri receives a consolation gold cup from Queen Alexandra after his disqualification in the 1908 London Olympic marathon

Background imageAthletics Collection: Los Angeles 1984 Carl Lewis celebrates after winning the Mens 100 metres final at

Los Angeles 1984 Carl Lewis celebrates after winning the Mens 100 metres final at the Olympic Games. 4th August 1984

Background imageAthletics Collection: Athletes Frank Wykoff, Paul Hanni, Ralph Metcalfe and Jesse Owens, Berlin Olympics, 1936

Athletes Frank Wykoff, Paul Hanni, Ralph Metcalfe and Jesse Owens, Berlin Olympics, 1936. Americans Owens, Metcalfe and Wykoff finished first

Background imageAthletics Collection: David Moorcroft, British runner

David Moorcroft, British runner
David Moorcroft (b. 1953), British middle-distance and long-distance runner, signing an autograph at a fun run in Penzance, Cornwall

Background imageAthletics Collection: New grounds of the London Athletic Club at Stamford Bridge

New grounds of the London Athletic Club at Stamford Bridge, Fulham in London. Date: 1877

Background imageAthletics Collection: Poet and discus thrower, Mlle. H. Konopacka

Poet and discus thrower, Mlle. H. Konopacka
Halina Konopacka (1900 - 1989), famous athlete and the first Polish Olympic Champion (1928, Amsterdam). She took part in the Olympic Games in Amsterdam, where she won a gold medal in discus throw

Background imageAthletics Collection: Cricket bowling poses (litho)

Cricket bowling poses (litho)
7201194 Cricket bowling poses (litho) by English School, (20th century); Private Collection; (add.info.: Cricket bowling poses)

Background imageAthletics Collection: In earliest times a simple foot-race was the only event

In earliest times a simple foot-race was the only event
STC306474 In earliest times a simple foot-race was the only event, illustration from The Story of Greece by Mary Macgregor, 1st edition, 1913 (colour print) by Crane

Background imageAthletics Collection: Zola Budd barefoot at Crystal Palace. 25th April 1984

Zola Budd barefoot at Crystal Palace. 25th April 1984

Background imageAthletics Collection: London Marathon 1982 Joyce Smith finishing the Marathon - The first woman home

London Marathon 1982 Joyce Smith finishing the Marathon - The first woman home




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"Unforgettable Moments in Athletics: A Journey Through History" The Olympic 400m Race Finish of 1924: Witness the exhilarating sprint to the finish line as athletes push their limits for glory. Eric Liddell's Triumph: From Edinburgh University to Olympic gold, join in celebrating Liddell's remarkable victory and unwavering faith. Roger Bannister Runs Mile: Step into history as Bannister defies all odds, breaking barriers with his iconic sub-4 minute mile at Iffley Road. Harold Abrahams' Lightning Speed: Relive the electrifying moment when Abrahams claimed victory in the 100m race at the 1924 Olympics. Jesse Owens Soars in Berlin: Marvel at Owens' extraordinary long jump performance during the Berlin Olympic Games, leaving an indelible mark on sporting history. Olympic Stadium Art - England's Masterpiece: Immerse yourself in a visual feast of artistic brilliance that adorns England's iconic Olympic Stadium. Breaking Boundaries - Female Pole Vaulter of 1927: Celebrate women's empowerment as we honor a trailblazing athlete who shattered stereotypes with her pole vaulting prowess. Eric Liddell's Joyous Celebration at Edinburgh University: Join in the jubilation and revelry as Liddell basks in his well-deserved triumph on home soil after winning gold at the Olympics. Discus Thrower Statue - A Testament to Strength and Skill: Pay homage to ancient traditions and marvel at this timeless sculpture capturing the essence of discus throwing mastery. Public Schools Championships at White City - Where Legends Are Born: Experience firsthand one of athletics' most prestigious events where future stars emerge amidst fierce competition and roaring crowds. Marathon Madness of 1927 - Endurance Beyond Measure: Embark on an epic journey through time as athletes push their limits in the grueling marathon, leaving spectators awe-inspired.