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), France (a feat made legendary in the 1981 movie 'Chariots of Fire'). His time was 10.6 seconds. Jackson Scholz (second from right) was second and Arthur Porritt (far left) was third. The other named athlete was the World Record holder at the time, Charles Paddock. The other two competitors featured were fourth placed Chester Bowman (second left) and sixth placed Loren Murchison (third from right).
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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. In his heyday, Shrubb was virtually unbeatable at all distances between 2, 000 yards and 15 miles. He won more than 1, 000 races and suffered only a handful of defeats - the latter usually coming at one mile or in marathons, distances he wasn't best suited to "
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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, along with many more smaller muscles. The leg muscles are used in walking and running, producing the movements that raise and lower the legs, and bend the hip and knee joints. They are skeletal muscles, under conscious control and attached to the hip and leg bones by tendons. They are also enclosed in fascia, membranes that divide them into regions called compartments.
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