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Legends: On The Run

Wyomia Tyus, once the fastest woman in the world, arrived four years ahead of schedule. She was a teenager, a mere freshman at Tennessee State University. Her coach, Edward Temple, was grooming her for the 1968 Olympics. But Tyus had her own timetable. And she wanted Olympic gold.

October 2006
Evander And Me

Evander And Me

How the Atlanta Boys Club sparked a pair of boxing careers — one with real staying power.

October 2006

The Olympic Legacy

Ten summers after the 1996 Games delivered the world to Atlanta, the city's economy, its population, its landscape and its image are changed forever. But the man who brought the Olympics here says it was always about sports and athletic competition.

August 2006
The Ultimate Rivalry

The Ultimate Rivalry

Boys' High and Tech High delighted football fans around the state, not just Atlanta.

July 2006
Staying On Track

Staying On Track

At UGA, Cedartown's Kermit Perry ran for glory on the cinders.

June 2006
Lighting Up The Gridiron

Lighting Up The Gridiron

Morris Edwin Harrison, the former Georgia Tech fullback, not only lit up Grant Field (now Bobby Dodd Stadium) he lit up half the world. And at age 79, he's still at it.

April 2006

Shining Moments: Bulldog Larry Rakestraw owned the 1963 Orange Bowl

For a college football career, you can talk about your Charley Trippi, your Frank Sinkwich and your Herschel Walker, but for one single game the name that stands out is Larry Clyde Rakestraw.

March 2006
The Sportswriter's Sportswriter

The Sportswriter's Sportswriter

John Edwin Pope grew up in Athens but found a home in Miami.

February 2006

The Executive game

Is a bad day on the golf course really better than a good day in the office? Many of Georgia's corporate leaders think so. Here's a look at who plays where - for business and pleasure.

February 2006

2006 Most Influential Georgians Hall of Fame

In professional sports, an athlete earns induction into his or her sport's Hall of Fame only after having been retired for several years. It doesn't work quite that way for Georgia Trend's Most Influential Georgians Hall of Fame, which is reserved for those individuals whose credentials rate permanent status on any list of prominent Georgians.

January 2006
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