Happy Birthday Kevin Young

Kevin Young in Barcelona, 2012

Kevin Young in Barcelona, 2012

Happy 50th birthday today to Kevin Young, the 1992 Olympic champion in the 400m hurdles. Young clocked an astounding 46.78 in Barcelona to capture the Olympic title that year, a world record that has yet to be seriously challenged. How phenomenal was his achievement in Barcelona’s Estadi Olímpic Lluís Companys? That performance remains the only time anyone has run under 47 seconds in the event.

This image was taken in Barcelona, but two decades later, in November 2012 when Young attended the Centenary celebrations of the IAAF, track & field’s international governing body. Yup, still exhibiting excellent form.

 

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