HAHN Archie (1880-1955), United States / Track and Field
Nicknamed the Milwaukee Meteor this American sprinter was the hero of the St Louis games in 1904 where he won the 60, 100 and 200 metre races. To prevent him from total domination, his competitors provoked false starts. They were penalized and had to run a yard further. And it did not stop Hahn from easily winning by a large margin. His victory in the 100 metres was to make history. On that occasion, he beat the world record, covering the distance in 11 seconds. It would remain unbeaten for almost 30 years. At the end of his career, he wrote a book called How to run the sprint.