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  • held world record in 400 meters from 1988 to 1999 when it was finally broken by michael johnson; banned for 21/2 years for allegedly failing drug test in 1990; sued iaaf and won $27.4 million judgment in 1992, but award was voided in '94; won silver medal in 400 meters and gold as member of u.s. 4x400-meter relay team at both 1993 and '95 world championships. factmonster.com

  • english-born distance runner, whose scouting, coaching and managerial work with kenya's most talented athletes over the last 20 years had earned him the nickname "father of athletics" in that country; most recently managed defending 1500 meters olympic champion noah ngeny; served as special advisor to iaaf president lamine diack. he died of a heart attack. infoplease.com