Somebody stole his shoes before his race. All he could find were two shoes of different sizes discarded in the trash can. One was too big so he wore extra socks. He ran his race like this, and got an Olympic gold medal, and set a world record.
Photo of Milton Gray Campbell helping his mother hang clothes. He was an American decathlete of the In he became the first African American to win the gold medal in the decathlon of the Summer Olympic Games.