During his career Carl Lewis won 9 Olympic gold medals, attended four Olympic Games, earning himself international respect and a place in history as one of the
truly great athletes of all time.
Olympian of the Century
During his career as an Olympic athlete, Carl Lewis was part of five American Olympic Teams, winning 10 medals, nine of them gold. With unsurpassed talent in the long jump and his speed in the sprints, he has gone places where no other track and field athlete has ever visited. His five Olympic teams are a record for a male athlete, and many of his Olympic performances were in world or Olympic record time. His impressive track and field performances earned him the title of “Olympian of the Century.”
Going the Distance For Those in Need
Since his retirement from active competition in 1997, Carl Lewis has devoted a great deal of his time and energy to charity, founding “The Carl Lewis Foundation,” which serves as an umbrella for the many charities that Lewis
supports including the “Best Buddies” organization, The Wendy Marx Foundation (for organ donor awareness), Ronald McDonald House Charities and many youth
fitness groups. Carl is also a UN Ambassador for the Food and Agricultural Organization.
Recently he launched www.FitForever.com . Fit Forever is a website, created by Carl Lewis that is dedicated to empowering youth and adults, and to improving their life conditions through physical activity and a healthy lifestyle.