Track and field, one of the oldest competitions in sports history, has turned out some of the most impressive all-around athletes through the ages. Champions like Jesse Owens, Carl Lewis and Jackie Joyner-Kersee have raced, jumped and thrown their way into the history books with record-setting achievements. Here are some of the legendary track and field stars that have made it to the top of their field.
Oscar Pistorius, the "Blade Runner," is a South African sprint runner who became the first amputee to compete in track events in the Olympics in 2012. In 2013, Pistorius admitted to shooting and killing his girlfriend, South African model Reeva Steenkamp.
Native American Jim Thorpe won the pentathlon and decathlon at the 1912 Olympics but was stripped of his gold medals for violating amateur eligibility rules.
Caitlyn Jenner, formerly known as Bruce, was one of the most beloved athletes of the 1970s and a gold medal-winning track star who set a world record in the decathlon at the 1976 Summer Olympics. As Bruce, he also appeared on the popular reality show 'Keeping Up with the Kardashians.’ In 2015, Jenner revealed that she is transgender and has become a woman, now known as Caitlyn.