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Famous Athletes with Asthma

Paula Radcliffe holds the world’s record in the women's marathon, has won the world championships in the marathon, half marathon and cross country, has won the European championship of 10,000 meters and cross country and the Commonwealth Games in the 5000 meters, has represented Great Britain in four Olympic games, and has won both the New York and London Marathons three times. She is married to her coach, Gary Lough, and has two children.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DiMAh8xIEyc

Jackie Joyner-Kersee was named the greatest female athlete of the 20th century by Sports Illustrated magazine.. Sports Illustrated for Women voted her the greatest female athlete of all time. She won three gold, one silver, and two bronze Olympic medals in Track and Field in four different Olympic Games, even though she spent much of her time playing basketball and scored 1,167 points for the woman’s basketball team at UCLA. She set the world record for the heptathlon in 1988 which may never be broken. She chose her parents and her coach well: her brother, Al Joyner, is an Olympic triple-jump champion and her coach, Bob Kersee, helped her to set world records and became her husband.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_Z-QfDiV2XA

The List Goes On . . .

Art Monk and Jerome Bettis - professional football players
Jim "Catfish" Hunter - professional baseball player
Greg Louganis - Olympic medalist in diving

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EWS4MlQxi4Y

Miguel Indurain - five-time Tour de France winner and Olympic cycling champion
Bill Koch - Olympic medalist in cross-country skiing
Kristi Yamaguchi - Olympic medalist in figure skating

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dozwFZ5NoNs

Dennis Rodman and Isaiah Thomas - professional basketball players
Jim Ryun - Olympic medalist in the 1500K

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WhkjIrzTiEA

Alberto Salazar - marathon runner and coach
Mark Spitz, Tom Dolan and Nancy Hogshead - Olympic medalists in swimming

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aMeMhNtGjws

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April 12th, 2015
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Sports medicine doctor, fitness guru and long-time radio host Gabe Mirkin, M.D., brings you news and tips for your healthful lifestyle. A practicing physician for more than 50 years and a radio talk show host for 25 years, Dr. Mirkin is a graduate of Harvard University and Baylor University College of Medicine. He is board-certified in four specialties: Sports Medicine, Allergy and Immunology, Pediatrics and Pediatric Immunology. The Dr. Mirkin Show, his call-in show on fitness and health, was syndicated in more than 120 cities. Read More
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