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Eddie Hart reading and signing

Thursday 15 February 2018, 06:00pm - 08:00pm
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Having previously equaled the World Record, Eddie Hart was a strong favorite to win the 100-Meter Dash at the 1972 Olympics in Munich, Germany. But then the inexplicable happened: he was disqualified from the race after arriving seconds late to his quarterfinal heat. Ten years of training to become the “World’s Fastest Human,” the title attached to the Olympic 100 meter champion was lost in a heartbeat. How could this have possibly happened on athletics biggest stage, the Olympic Games?

Join us as Eddie Hart shares his true life story in "Disqualified" on Thursday, Feb. 15 at Sankofa.

ABOUT EDDIE HART
Eddie Hart is a an American track and field sprinter, winning the Gold Medal while anchoring the US 4 X 100 meter relay team at the 1972 Summer Olympics.

Born in Martinez, Ca Eddie won the 100 and 200 at the 1969 California Community College State Track Meet, and the NCAA Championships in the 100 yards dash as a University of California, Berkeley student. Running the anchor leg on the 4 X 100 meter relay, the team also broke the existing United States World Record, running 38.19.

Hart continued to run and in 1989, he captured the 100 and 200 titles at the World’s Masters Championships. Later that year he set a new World Record in the 100 meters that lasted 15 years.
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