Gail Devers

A 10-time USA Outdoor 100m hurdles champion

Gail is a two-time winner of the ESPY for Women’s Track & Field Athlete of the Year. Gail’s most recent endeavor includes becoming an Author. 

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The career of Gail Devers was one of perseverance and dominance in women’s track and field. A career that saw her compete until the age of 40, Devers is a three-time Olympic gold medalist and 13-time World Indoor and Outdoor medalist.

In 1991, near the beginning of her career, Devers was diagnosed with Graves Disease and began radiation treatment as doctors threatened to amputate her feet. Devers recovered to become one of the most dominant sprinters and hurdlers of her time. She won the 1992 Olympic gold medal in the 100m along with gold medals in the 100m and 4x100m in 1996.

At the World Outdoor Championships she won three gold medals in the 100m hurdles (‘93, ‘95, ‘99) alonI g with a gold medal in the 100m in 1993 and 4x100m in 1997. She won World Indoor Championships gold three times in the 60m (‘93, ‘97, and ‘04) and one in the 60m hurdles (‘03).

In 2007, at the age of 40, Devers won the 60m hurdles at the Millrose Games in 7.86 seconds, which was the fastest time in the world that year.

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