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Mary Decker was born August 4, 1958 and is an American former track and field athlete, who holds seven American records in her sport. Making her international track debut as a pigtailed, 89-pound fourteen-year-old girl, "Little Mary Decker" became one of the most famous track and field competitors of her era.

She won international acclaim in 1973 with wins in the 800 meter at a US-Soviet meet in Minsk. By 1974, Decker was the world record holder at 2:26.7 for 1000 meters, 2:02.4 for 880 yards, and 2:01.8 for 800 meters. In 1982 Decker set six world records, at distances ranging from the mile to 10 000 meters. The following year she achieved a "Decker Double", winning both the 1500 meter and 3000 meter events at the World Championships in Helsinki, Finland. In 1982, she received the James E. Sullivan Award as the top amateur athlete in the United States, and Sports Illustrated magazine named her Sportsperson of the Year for 1983.

Decker was heavily favored to win a gold medal at the 1984 Summer Olympics, held at Los Angeles. In the 3000 meters final, Zola Budd, half a stride ahead of Decker, moved to the inside lane, inadvertently crowding Decker, who collided with Budd and fell spectacularly to the curb. Decker's hip was injured and she was unable to resume the race.

In 2003, Decker was inducted into the USA Track and Field Hall of Fame, the Oregon Sports Hall of Fame in 2005 as well as being honored as one of the Rocky Mountains' greatest athletes ever.

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