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The Best Ever Kerri Strug guts it out. Michelle Smith makes waves. Donovan Bailey and Michael Johnson tear up the track. And Carl Lewis? By soaring, at 35, to his ninth gold medal, his fourth straight in the long jump, Lewis lifts the spirits of a Games shaken by tragedy. History's greatest Olympian bows out in style.

Cover Art: Gatefold cover with photograph of Carl Lewis landing in long jump pit and of Carl Lewis with arms raised in victory

Credit: Walter Iooss Jr. [Carl Lewis Landing] Peter Read Miller [Carl Lewis Celebrating]