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Students of the University of Houston. Houstonian 1998 - Fall. Special Collections, University of Houston Libraries. University of Houston Digital Library. Web. December 18, 2014. http://digital.lib.uh.edu/collection/yearb/item/5473/show/5263.

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Students of the University of Houston. Houstonian 1998 - Fall. Houstonian Yearbook Collection. Special Collections, University of Houston Libraries. Retrieved from http://digital.lib.uh.edu/collection/yearb/item/5473/show/5263

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Students of the University of Houston, Houstonian 1998 - Fall, Houstonian Yearbook Collection, Special Collections, University of Houston Libraries, accessed December 18, 2014, http://digital.lib.uh.edu/collection/yearb/item/5473/show/5263.

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Title Houstonian 1998
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  • Students of the University of Houston
Caption The Houstonian is the official yearbook of the University of Houston.
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Title Fall
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  • Students of the University of Houston
Caption The Houstonian is the official yearbook of the University of Houston.
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  • University of Houston
Repository Special Collections, University of Houston Libraries
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Transcript With over 17,000 fans screaming in the stands, Carl Lewis runs his last race on the track at Robinson Stadium. Lewis began his career running for the Cougar track team in the early 1980s. Photo By Brian Dear Peter Vershaw s he ran his final lap, the crowd could see that the fastest man in the world was slowing down just a little. It was not because he was tired, but because this was his final race. Carl Lewis marked his retirement by running his last laps Sept. 6 at his alma mater, the University of Houston. Lewis, who won a total of seven gold medals, was recorded as the fastest man in the world and broke several world records. "It was amazing to see a man that moves like a cheetah run, then to realize that he went to the same school as I do," said freshman University Studies student Ben French. Lewis was a UH track team member before joining the 1984 Olympic team, and eventually winning seven gold medals. He won four in the 1984 Games in Los Angeles, another in the 1988 Games held in Korea and his final in the long jump competition at the 1996 Olympic Games held in Atlanta. "It's sad that the only thing I have not done in the Olympics is to be the all-time gold medal winner," Lewis told the crowd. Lewis became a well known spokesperson, active alumnus and generous donor to the school. He also has spoken out against drug use in track and field including fighting for stronger screenings in athlete drug testing. Student reaction to Lewis' run varied greatly, but many showed a sense of pride in the fact that he was a Cougar. "I was never really a fan of track or Carl Lewis, but he made the United States proud in the Olympics and I think that he showed a lot of school spirit by doing his last run for the home crowd," said freshman political science major Eddie Barrera III. Lewis may have been one of the greats to come out of UH, but he certainly won't be the last. Surrounded by former teammates and family, Lewis thanks the crowd for their support over the years. The track star was widely regarded as one of the nation's most popular athletes. Photo By Brian Dear After chamr respei nation race o began* [Olympic medals, world ionships and with the t and admiration of a , Carl Lewis finished his the track where it all Passing The Baton *