Summer 1984 – Los Angeles

 Art Burns

Track and Field

Mary Decker Slaney (A&S ex’79)Plastered on the cover of Sports Illustrated four times, Mary Decker Slaney (A&S ex’79) is the only athlete to hold every American record in running from 800 meters to 10,000 meters. She may best be remembered for her heartbreaking 1984 Olympic effort when she fell after colliding with Zola Budd, a barefooted South African running for Great Britain. While Olympic gold medals eluded her, she set 17world records.

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