Last Saturday, Willie Gault (right) set a world record
for 100 meters in the master's division (runners aged 45 to 49). His time,
10.72 seconds, shattered the mark of 10.96 set by Neville Hodge in 2001.
Breaking barriers is nothing new for Gault, 45, a track
and football star at Tennessee who also played 11 NFL seasons. In 1983 he ran
the second leg of the U.S. relay team that set a world record (37.86 seconds)
in the 4�100-meter relay at the world championships in Helsinki. In 1985 he won
a Super Bowl with Chicago. He became an alternate on the Olympic bobsled team
in 1988 and later danced with the Chicago Ballet.