November 17, 2014

Olympic Champion Mark Spitz Speaks on Path to Success

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Olympic swimming champion Mark Spitz — known for winning seven gold medals at the 1972 Olympic Games — spoke about his path to success as an athlete Monday in Willard Straight Hall.

In 2000, Spitz was named number 33 on Sports Illustrated’s list of the “Top 100 Athletes of the 20th Century.” He still holds the world record in several events.

Olympic gold medalist Mark Spitz speaks about his early experiences and subsequent journey to the Olympics at a lecture Monday. (Michelle Feldman / Sun Senior Editor)