The Pioneer Workout

February 2nd

Wilma Rudolph

wilma rudolph

Olympic Track and Field Athlete


Wilma Glodean Rudolph (June 23, 1940 – November 12, 1994) was an American sprinter who became a world-record-holding Olympic champion and international sports icon in track and field following her successes in the 1956 1960 Olympic Games. Rudolph competed in the 200-meter dash and won a bronze medal in the four × 100-meter relays at the 1956 Summer Olympics in Melbourne, Australia. She also won three gold medals in the 100- and 200-meter individual events and the 4 x 100-meter relay at the 1960 Summer Olympics in Rome, Italy.[3] Rudolph was acclaimed the fastest woman in the world in the 1960s and became the first American woman to win three gold medals in a single Olympic Games.

Due to the worldwide television coverage of the 1960 Summer Olympics, Rudolph became an international star along with other Olympic athletes such as Cassius Clay (later known as Muhammad Ali), Oscar Robertson, and Rafer Johnson, who competed in Italy.

As an Olympic champion in the early 1960s, Rudolph was among the most prominent black women in America and abroad. She became a role model for black and female athletes, and her Olympic successes helped elevate women's track and field in the United States. In 1962 Rudolph retired from competition at the peak of her athletic career as the world record-holder in the 100- and 200-meter individual events and the 4 × 100-meter relays. After competing in the 1960 Summer Olympics, the 1963 graduate of Tennessee State University became an educator and coach. Rudolph is also regarded as a civil rights and women's rights pioneer. Rudolph died of brain and throat cancer in 1994, and her achievements are memorialized in various tributes, including a U.S. postage stamp, documentary films, and a made-for-television movie, as well as in numerous publications, especially books for young readers.

The Pioneer Workout

 1 Mile Run

25 Air Squats

25 Push Ups

25 Sit Ups

(4 Rounds)