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Eamonn Coghlan and the four-minute mile at forty
How the Irish runner came out of retirement to achieve a milestone for older runners.
The world's longest horse race
In 2009 the first ever Mongol Derby was raced across the Mongolian Steppe.
Western Samoa stun Wales
In 1991, the team from the South Pacific shocked Wales in the Rugby World Cup.
India's long jump queen
How Anju Bobby George won India's first ever World Athletics Championship medal in 2003.
Muhammad Ali: The 'Last Hurrah'
In 1980 the boxing legend came out of retirement for a last shot at a world title aged 38
The policeman who won the Rugby World Cup
How a London-born policeman ended up featuring in an all-conquering New Zealand team.
Chester Williams - South Africa's black rugby hero
The story of the only black player in the Springboks' World Cup winning team in 1995.
New York Marathon women's protest
How six women runners staged a sit-down to demand equality for female athletes in 1972.
The death of Robert Enke
The German goalkeeper who killed himself in November 2009, shocking the football world.
Magic Johnson and HIV
In November 1991 the basketball legend stunned America by announcing he was HIV positive.
The Blind Cricket World Cup
In 1998, India hosted the first international tournament for blind cricketers.
Nigeria's 'Superfalcons' wow the Women's World Cup
How the Nigerian team put women's football on the map in Africa in 1999
The Cold War's strangest sport
How international Morse code competitions became popular behind the Iron Curtain.