American Jesse Owens runs in 21.1 seconds to win his elimination heats in the Olympic 200-meter dash during the Berlin Olympics, August 8, 1936. He is followed by Orr of Canada and Neckermann of Germany. Owens later won this event finals. (AP Photo)
Dr. Walter Schreiber, acting mayor of West Berlin, right, congratulates American track star Jesse Owens telling him, "Hitler wouldn't shake your hands, I give you both hands," Aug. 22, 1951. (AP Photo/Hans von Nolde)
Bernard Lagat, who turns 39 in December, celebrates his victory in the 5,000 meters in Des Moines, Iowa. It will be his fifth trip to the world championships.
Defying his age, 38-year-old Bernard Lagat won the 5,000-meter run for a fifth time at the U.S. outdoor track and field championships in Des Moines, Iowa.
Brigetta Barrett waves to the fans, who were very supportive as she tried for a record.
Lawi Lalang led the 5K from start to finish but said, "Actually it really wasn't that easy."
EUGENE, Ore. - National collegiate high jump record-holder Brigetta Barrett of Arizona added one more NCAA championship to her trophy case Saturday.
Matt Grevers, left, and USA teammate Nick Thoman, both with Tucson ties, finished first and second in the 100-meter backstroke final.
High-jumper Brigetta Barrett, a University of Arizona theater major, cleared 6 feet, 8 inches, winning an Olympic silver medal.
Georganne Moline, a UA senior, set a personal best in the 400-meter hurdles during track events at the London Games. She finished about a half-second off the bronze.
Above: Caitlin Leverenz, facing, embraces the United States' Arian Kukors after winning bronze in the 200-meter individual medley final. Leverenz is a Sahuaro High grad.
Left: Bernard Lagat, a Tucson resident, left, and Britain's Mohamed Farah competed in the men's 5,000-meter final at the London Olympics. Lagat finished fourth, just off the bronze, after he was tripped in the final stretch.
The 23 Olympic athletes with Southern Arizona ties produced nine medals by the time closing ceremonies ended the London Games on Sunday.
Jamaica's Usain Bolt crosses the finish line in the second-fastest 100 time in history (9.63 seconds) to successfully defend his Olympic title.
Arizona Wildcat Georganne Moline clears a hurdle en route to winning her heat in the 400 hurdles with a personal-best time of 54.31 seconds to qualify for today's semifinals.
LONDON - Lining up for the Olympic 100-meter final, Usain Bolt wrapped up his signature prerace preening by lifting a finger to his lips.
Jean Shiley of Philadelphia, captain of the U.S. Women's Track and Field team, is shown in Los Angeles Stadium after breaking the world and Olympic records in the high jump, Aug. 7, 1932. Shiley went over the bar at 5 feet, 5 1/4 inches to win the event. (AP Photo)
The U.S. team poses for photographers after being awarded the gold medal for winning the women's 4 x 100-meter relay race during the Summer Olympics in Rome, Sept. 8, 1960. From left to right; Wilma Rudolph, Barbara P. Jones, Lucinda Williams and Martha Hudson.(AP Photo)
The three winners of the Decathlon event of the 1960 Rome Summer Olympics, Sept. 6, 1960, stand on the winners' stand at Rome's Olympic Stadium. The winners pose with their medals that they have just received. They are: USA's Rafer Johnson, center, wins gold medal; Taiwan's Yang Chuan, silve…
Seen here is the photo finish of the final of the women's 100 meter sprint event at the Olympic games in Rome, Sept. 29, 1960. Winning the gold is Wilma Rudolph of the U.S. (right) who clocked precisely 11 seconds. Britain's Derethy Hyman beats Italy's G. Leone into the following places. The…