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Overview: Gary Cohen is an enthusiast for the sport of running. This enthusiasm has branched out to include magazine/essay writing, interviews, coaching and public speaking. In addition, Gary also leads trail runs in Central Florida and announces track meets.

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This Week in Running
Aug 1, 1936 – Adolph Hitler opens 11th Olympic Games in Berlin
Aug 1, 1996 - Michael Johnson wins Olympic 200 meters in World Record 19.32 seconds
Aug 1, 2021 - Mutaz Barshim and Gianmarco Tamberi share Olympic High Jump Gold Medal
Aug 2, 2021 – Valerie Altman wins Discus Olympic Gold Medal in 226 feet, 3 7/8 inches
Aug 3, 1928 – Ray Barbuti wins 400 meters Olympic Gold Medal
Aug 3, 1956 – Willie Williams sets World Record in 100 meters at 10.1 seconds
Aug 3, 1991 – Mike Powell World Championship long jump in 29 feet, 4 ½ inches WR
Aug 3, 2021 – Karsten Warholm wins Olympic 400m Hurdles Gold in World Record 45.94
Aug 3, 2021 – Jamaica's Elaine Thompson wins Olympic 200m in National Record 21.53
Aug 3, 2021 – Athing Mu wins Olympic 800m Gold Medal in USA Record 1:55.21
Aug 4, 1984 – Carl Lewis wins 100 meter Gold at Los Angeles Olympics
Aug 4, 2021 – Canada's Andre De Grasse wins Olympic 200 meters in 19.68 seconds
Aug 4, 2021 – Sydney McLaughlin wins Olympic 400m hurdles in World Record 51.46 seconds
Aug 5, 1932 – William Carr runs World Record 400 meters in 46.2 seconds
Aug 5, 1984 – Joan Benoit wins inaugural women’s Olympic Marathon
Aug 5, 2021 – Ryan Crouser wins second straight Olympic Shot Put Gold Medal
Aug 5, 2021 – Katie Nageotte wins Olympic Pole Vault Gold Medal in 16 feet 3/4 inches
Aug 6, 1948 – 17 year old American, Bob Mathias, wins Olympic decathlon
Aug 6, 1984 – Carl Lewis wins second of four Golds at L.A. Olympics in long jump
Aug 6, 2021 – Faith Kipyegon wins second Olympic 1,500m Gold Medal in 3:53.11
Aug 7, 1948 – Delfo Cabrera wins London Olympic marathon
Aug 7, 1958 – Australia’s Herb Elliott lowers mile World Record by 2.7 seconds to 3:54.5
Aug 7, 1983 – Grete Waitz wins first women’s World Championship Marathon
Aug 7, 1991 – Charles Austin breaks U.S. high jump record at 7-10 1/2
Aug 7, 2021 – Jacob Ingebrigtsen wins 1,500m Gold Medal in Olympic Record 3:28.32
Aug 7, 2021 – Sifan Hassan wins 10,000m to complete Olympic 5k/10k double Gold medals
Aug 8, 2021 – Eliud Kipchoge wins second Olympic Marathon Gold Medal in 2:08:38
Aug 9, 1930 – Percy Williams sets World Record in 100 meters at 10.3 seconds
Aug 9, 1957 – Josh Culbreath lowers World Record 440 yard hurdles to 50.5 seconds
Aug 11, 1966 – Trinidad’s Wendell Mottley runs World Record 400 meters in 44.82 seconds
Aug 11, 1984 – Carl Lewis equals Jesse Owens four Olympic Golds
Aug 11, 2017 – Emma Coburn wins World Championship 3,000m steeplechase in AR 9:02.58
Aug 12, 1939 – Rudolf Harbig runs World Record 400 meters in 46.0 seconds
Aug 12, 1960 – Ralph Boston’s 26-11 ¼ long jump breaks Jesse Owens’ 1935 World Record
Aug 12, 1975 – New Zealand’s John Walker first sub-3:50 mile in World Record 3:49.4
Aug 12, 2016 – Michelle Carter Wins Olympic Shot Put Gold Medal in 67-8 1/4
Aug 13, 2016 – Mo Farah wins 2nd straight Olympic 10,000m Gold Medal in 27:05.17
Aug 14, 1983 – Rob de Castella wins inaugural World Championship Marathon
Aug 14, 1985 – Paula Radcliffe wins World Championship Marathon in Helsinki in 2:20:57
Aug 14, 2016 – Wade van Niekerk runs World Record 400 meters in 43.03 seconds
Aug 14, 2016 – Usain Bolt wins third straight Olympic 100 meters Gold Medal
Aug 15, 2016 – David Rudisha wins 2nd straight Olympic 800m Gold Medal in 1:42.15
This Week's Birthdays
Aug 2, 1934 – Al Hall, Hammer Thrower; 4-time Olympian (1956/60/64/68); 3-time Pan Am Games Gold (1959/63/71)
Aug 2, 1955 – Craig Virgin, 1980 and 1981 World Cross Country Champ; 3-time Olympian (1976/80/84)
Aug 4, 1909 – Glenn Cunningham; World Record mile; 1936 Olympic Silver 1,500m
Aug 4, 1955 – Steve Jones, Marathon Champion; Chicago 1984/85; London 1985; NYC 1988
Aug 6, 1968 – Russia’s Olga Markova, 1992 and 1993 Boston Marathon Champion
Aug 7, 1950 – Dave Wottle, 1972 Olympic Gold Medal 800 meters; World Record 800m 1:44.3
Aug 7, 1958 – Alberto Salazar, Marathon Champ; New York City 1980/81/82; Boston 1982
Aug 8, 1968 – Suzy Favor-Hamilton; three-time U.S. Olympian; 11-time NCAA champ
Aug 8, 1977 – Marilson Gomes dos Santos, 2006 and 2008 New York City Marathon Champion
Aug 9, 1935 – Miki Gorman; Marathon Champion – Boston 1974/77; New York City 1976/77
Aug 10, 1988 – Robert Kiprono Cheruiyot, 2010 Boston Marathon Champion
Aug 13, 1922 – Arch Jelley, Coached John Walker to 76 Olympic Gold Medal, sub-3:50 mile
Trail Runs:  Wekiva State Park has great trails to enjoy whether you live in central Florida or are looking for a scenic trail run while you visit. Here is more information about upcoming group runs:
Fri, Aug 5, 7:00 a.m. - 5 miles; Sat, Aug 6, 7:00 a.m. - 6-8 miles. Mon, Aug 8, 7:00 a.m. - 5 miles. Wed, Aug 10, 7:00 a.m. - 5 miles.