Sporting heroes tell their stories of astonishing achievement
In 2000, Kenyan Henry Wanyoike won his first gold medal at the Sydney Paralympic Games
In 1967, the athlete Kathrine Switzer, became the first woman to run the Boston Marathon.
In 1967, Tom Simpson died on the Tour de France. His friend Vin Denson spoke to Witness.
In 1998, Iran invited an US wrestling team to Tehran as a goodwill gesture.
Clive Toye signed striker Pele to the New York Cosmos. It changed soccer in the US.
Cuban Baseball star Enrique Diaz played in the historic baseball game in Havana.
At the 1988 Winter Olympics two ice skaters chose to dance to the music from Carmen.
Milkha Singh became the first Indian to win an athletics gold at the Commonwealth Games.
Alcides Ghiggia scored the winning goal for Uruguay against Brazil in the World Cup final
Margaret Maughan won Great Britain's first gold medal at the first Paralympic Games.
In 1943, Mary Pratt joined the first professional women's baseball league in the US.