HASWELLE Wyndham, Great Britain / Track and field
This British runner did not have any difficulty in winning the 400 metre Olympic title in 1908 in London: he was the only one in the race. The previous day several of his American opponents had deliberately jostled him and tried to prevent him from winning the race. The judges ordered another race the next day and the Scot was the only one to show, the Americans had withdrawn, even though the judges had put in ropes to separate the runners. Ever since that day, lanes have been present in athletics stadiums.