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Sprinter Sara Andres Barrio celebrates after a race at the World Para Athletics Championships

Sprinter Sara Andres Barrio celebrates after a race at the World Para Athletics Championships

Athletes leaving starting blocks for a 200 meters at the Nitro Athletics

Athletes leaving starting blocks for a 200 meters at the Nitro Athletics

Brent Lakatos during the T53 wheelchair race at Rio 2016

Brent Lakatos during the T53 wheelchair race at Rio 2016

Shaunae Miller's desperate dive at the finish was enough to secure the gold medal ahead of US Allyson Felix at Rio 2016

Shaunae Miller's desperate dive at the finish was enough to secure the gold medal ahead of US Allyson Felix at Rio 2016

Usain Bolt during the men's 100m final at Rio 2016

Usain Bolt during the men's 100m final at Rio 2016

Dafne Schippers competes in the 200 meters final at the IAAF World Championships 2015

Dafne Schippers competes in the 200 meters final at the IAAF World Championships 2015

Usain Bolt nods ahead of Justin Gatlin to win the final of the men's 100m at the IAAF World Championships 2015

Usain Bolt nods ahead of Justin Gatlin to win the final of the men's 100m at the IAAF World Championships 2015

Barakat Mubarak Al-Harthi competes in the 100 meters heat at the IAAF World Championships 2015

Barakat Mubarak Al-Harthi competes in the 100 meters heat at the IAAF World Championships 2015

Justin Gatlin wins the men's 100-meter race at Golden Gala in Rome

Justin Gatlin wins the men's 100-meter race at Golden Gala in Rome

Jospeh Townsend during the Invictus Games 2014

Jospeh Townsend during the Invictus Games 2014

Redmond Ramos in the men's 100m ambulant IT1 during the Invictus Games 2014

Redmond Ramos in the men's 100m ambulant IT1 during the Invictus Games 2014

Usain Bolt crossed the finish line ahead of Michael Rodgers and Aaron Brown during the men's 100 meter semifinal at the IAAF Word Championships

Usain Bolt crossed the finish line ahead of Michael Rodgers and Aaron Brown during the men's 100 meter semifinal at the IAAF Word Championships

An athlete tests the starting blocks on the eve of the World Athletics Championships in Moscow

An athlete tests the starting blocks on the eve of the World Athletics Championships in Moscow

Pietro Mennea olympic champion 200 meters in Moscow 1980

Pietro Mennea olympic champion 200 meters in Moscow 1980

Richard Whitehead of Great Britain celebrates winning gold in the men's 200-meter T42 final

Richard Whitehead of Great Britain celebrates winning gold in the men's 200-meter T42 final at the London 2012 Paralympic Games

Marcel Hug is in action during the second heat at the Paralympics

Marcel Hug is in action during the second heat at the Paralympics

Saudi Arabia's Sarah Attar, the first female track and field Olympian to represent Saudi Arabia

Saudi Arabia's Sarah Attar, the first female track and field Olympian to represent Saudi Arabia

Jamaica's Usain Bolt takes pictures with a photographer's camera after winning the men's 200m final at the Olympic Stadium

Jamaica's Usain Bolt takes pictures with a photographer's camera after winning the men's 200m final at the Olympic Stadium

The men's 100m final featured the fastest field of sprinters ever assembled during the London 2012 Olympic Games

The men's 100m final featured the fastest field of sprinters ever assembled during the London 2012 Olympic Games

Oman's Shinoona Salah al-Habsi and Yemen's Fatima Sulaiman Dahman walk off the track in the Olympic Stadium

Oman's Shinoona Salah al-Habsi and Yemen's Fatima Sulaiman Dahman walk off the track in the Olympic Stadium

Bolt flies across the line in first place to claim the gold medal

Bolt flies across the line in first place to claim the gold medal

Oscar Pistorius made history just by taking his place at the starting line of the 400m semifinal at London 2012

Oscar Pistorius made history just by taking his place at the starting line of the 400m semifinal at London 2012

Kelly Holmes having just realised she's won Olympic gold during Athens 2004

Kelly Holmes having just realised she's won Olympic gold during Athens 2004

Jamaica's Usain Bolt reacts after winning the 100m men at the IAAF Compeed Golden Gala in Rome

Jamaica's Usain Bolt reacts after winning the 100m men at the IAAF Compeed Golden Gala in Rome

Christian Mackenzie during the Australian Athletics Championships

Christian Mackenzie of QLD competes in the Mens 400 Metres Open preliminaries during day one of the Australian Athletics Championships

Dwain Chambers and Emmanuel Biron slam into the crash mat

Britain's Dwain Chambers and France's Emmanuel Biron slam into the crash mat at the 2012 IAAF World Indoor Athletics Championships