Ray Ewry — eight-time Olympic champion in the standing long jump (three times), standing high jump (three times), and standing triple jump (two times) between 1900 and 1908 — couldn’t run.

Although he overcame polio as a child, he could not overcome another, more crippling malady: duo laevos. He was literally born with two left feet.

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