Gail Devers smiling for the camera

Gail Devers

A three-time Olympic gold medalist and nine-time World Champion at 60m, 100m, 60m hurdles, 100m hurdles and the 4x100m relay, Gail Devers is widely considered one of the greatest track-and-field athletes in history. In a career that saw her overcome Graves' disease and compete until the age of 40, Gail took part in five Olympic Games, set American records in the 100m and 60m hurdles and won the U.S. title in the 100m hurdles 10 times between 1991 and 2004.

A star athlete at her California high school, Gail was an NCAA champion at UCLA before launching her professional career, which included induction into both the National Track & Field Hall of Fame and the U.S. Olympic & Paralympic Hall of Fame. After her retirement, the Olympic legend moved to Atlanta - where she won two gold medals at the 1996 Games - and became involved with Atlanta Track Club in 2017 when it celebrated its refurbishment of Cheney Stadium, the warmup track for those Games. She and her husband, Mike Phillips, are the parents of two daughters, Karsen and Legacy.