There’s a Kenyan tradition of running naked at night.
The highest earning sportsman in history is a Roman chariot racer called Gaius Appuleius Diocles, who earned, in today’s money, $15 billion.
30 years ago Joe Delaney, NFL running back, died trying to rescue three children from drowning… Delaney himself could not swim.
During the 1913 Tour de France, riders could have no outside help repairing their bicycles. The race leader at one point had his front fork break, so he trekked 10 km to a blacksmith where he repaired them himself. He was penalized 3 minutes for allowing a child to work the bellows.
Wilma Rudolph was the 20th of 22 kids. Born prematurely at 4.5 lbs., she suffered infantile paralysis, polio, and scarlet fever. She wore a brace for a twisted leg. She eventually became the world’s fastest woman, winning 4 Olympic medals.
Humans are the best long-distance runners on the planet, able to beat horses (and everything else) in marathon distance races.
“Wife Carrying” championships are held every year in Finland. The prize depends on the wife’s weight in beer.
There’s a man who ran nonstop for 135 miles in 120F degrees across death valley, a marathon in the South Pole in -40F and did 50 marathons in 50 days in all 50 states.
Air Jordan‘s were banned upon introduction by the NBA. However, Jordan wore them anyways, as Nike was willing to pay the fine each game.