Renaldo Nehemiah
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"Renaldo C. Nehemiah" is an United States/American Athletics (track and field)/athlete who dominated the 110 metre hurdles/110 m hurdle event from 1978 until 1981. He was the world record holder and the first man to run the high hurdles in under 13 seconds. He was ranked number one in the world for four straight years.

Nehemiah also played pro football in the National Football League (NFL) as a wide receiver for the San Francisco 49ers from 1982 to 1985, before returning to track and field athletics from 1986 to 1991.

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Europe is where 85 percent of the prize money is.

The lure of money is greater than ever. The minute they run a fast time, everyone's whispering in their ear, telling them they ought to go pro. And every athlete wants to do it.

She doesn't have any idea of how good she could be. We're talking about someone who could be in five Olympic Games.

The athletes coming out today are marking $350,000 to $650,000 plus a year, just from their apparel deals.

[The present was exciting Friday. When Felix hit the stretch in lane 6, she was behind Arron to her inside and Campbell to her outside.] I was worried, ... It looked like she was four meters behind. There was considerable daylight between her and Campbell and Arron.

[Connolly wanted a conservative buildup of Felix's racing and commercial activities. Nehemiah and Paul Felix, Allyson's father, disagreed and wanted a more aggressive approach in both areas.] It's nobody's fault, ... It was just differences.

That while he could be a very good defender, he was out of this world with the ball in his hands.

[Not that the 5-6, 125-pound Felix looks strong.] I have athletes come up to me and say, 'She doesn't even look like an athlete,' ... She's got a little girl's body.

[She's got the face.] She's so young looking, ... She's got a great smile and great skin.