Where Are They Now: Dave Wottle

Updated: July 26, 2012, 4:19 PM ET
By Luke Cyphers

Dave Wottle is celebrating a wonderful anniversary this summer, 40 years after the Munich Olympics.

And he's celebrating his gold medal in the 1972 Games, too.

The vision of Wottle, a lanky, shaggy-haired 22-year-old in a golf cap, making up a 10-meter deficit on the final lap to catch Soviet star Evgeni Arzhenov at the line in the 800-meter final, is one of the indelible Olympic images of the last 50 years. And Wottle is only too happy to commemorate the feat 10 Olympiads ...

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