LIGHTBODY James (1882-1953) United States / Track and Field
At 18, Lightbody was a young American sprinter who competed unsuccessfully in the Paris games. Four years later, he decided to tackle longer distances at the 1904 games in St Louis. And he was right to do so - he led the 2500 m steeplechase from start to finish. He won two more gold medals in the middle distances, carrying off the 800 m and 1500 m races.