Today in Sports History: August 26

By Jonah Sharf On August 26, 1999, legendary sprinter Michael Johnson set the world record in the 400 meters at the World Track and Field Championships in Seville, Spain. Johnson beat the previous record of 43.29 seconds set by Butch Reynolds 11 years earlier with a time of 43.18 seconds. Johnson won eight gold medals…

Today in Sports History: August 25

By Jonah Sharf On August 25, 1991, American sprinting legend Carl Lewis won the gold medal in the 100 meter race at the World Championships in Tokyo, and set a then-world record of 9.86 seconds. The record only stood for three years until it was passed, and has since been surpassed by almost 0.2 seconds,…

Today in Sport History: August 16

By Jonah Sharf On August 16, 2009, sprinting legend Usain Bolt won the gold medal in the 100m at the Berlin World Championships, setting a world record at 9.58 seconds. The record was set exactly one year after he set the world record at 9.69 seconds in the same event at the 2008 Summer Olympics….