🇺🇸 Marathon: Olympic 🥇🥈*
Frank Shorter made history as the first American in 64 years to win the Olympic marathon at the 1972 Games in Munich, his birthplace. He won the NCAA 6-mile run for Yale in 1969 and the 10,000-meter and marathon at the 1971 Pan American Games. He won gold at the 1972 Olympics and silver at the 1976 Olympics. After retiring, he founded a sportswear company, worked as a commentator, and was involved in sports administration. He left an indelible mark on distance running and represented the US with distinction.