A year after setting a Japanese women's marathon record of 2:28:01 in Osaka, Yuko Arimori doggedly chased Valentina Yegorova through the hilly streets of Barcelona in 1992, ultimately finishing just eight seconds behind the Russian champion—and winning the first Olympic track and field medal by a Japanese woman in 64 years. After surgery on both heels in 1994, Arimori bounced back to get another marathon medal, a bronze, in Atlanta '96. Those pioneering... More >>>