The most accomplished women in track and field

Track and field is perhaps the most ancient of all sporting events. In fact, it’s believed that track and field dates back to prehistory, with running, jumping, and throwing competitions not having changed much from our cave dwelling ancestors until today. In fact, before there were balls, courts, or bikes, all we had were our arms and our legs, and it was with these that we decided to see who was the strongest and most fit specimen of our group.
Today, track and field events look much how they would have looked back in the ancient times, but with modern twists. The clothes are different, new events were added to reflect the athletes’ international diversity (relays, pole vaulting from the Netherlands, hammer throwing from Scotland, etc). And finally, with modern times, women were also able to get in on the action. We wanted to find the best women in the sport of track and field and find out what they are up to today. As it turns out, they are…
[post_page_title]Maggie Vessey – Then[/post_page_title]
Maggie Vessey is an American Olympic athlete who competed in track and field events around the world in the early 2000s. She specialized primarily in the 400 meter and 800 meter races.

She finished in 5th place in the 800 meter run at the US Olympic team trials, running half a mile in just about two minutes. She has won races in Greece, Monaco, and even won gold in the 4X800 in Nassau in 2009.

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