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Carl Lewis says Christie tried to dissuade him from running for Senate

TRENTON, N.J., Jan. 22 (UPI) -- Olympic gold medalist Carl Lewis says New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie tried to discourage him from running against a Christie friend in a state Senate race.

Bolt, Jamaica complete sprint sweep

MOSCOW, Aug. 18 (UPI) -- Usain Bolt tied a gold medal record and the Jamaican men and women continued their sprint dominance Sunday at the IAAF World Championships in Moscow.

Bolt pulls off another sprint double gold

MOSCOW, Aug. 17 (UPI) -- Usain Bolt completed his latest double gold-medal sprint performance Saturday at the IAAF World Championships in Moscow, with a victory in the 200-meter dash.

The almanac

UPI Almanac for Monday, July 1, 2013.
By United Press International
London, Phelps, Bolt star at Olympics

London, Phelps, Bolt star at Olympics

London and the home-standing British athletes stood out at the 2012 Olympics but the spotlight was grabbed by Michael Phelps and Usain Bolt.
JOHN HENDEL, United Press International
Olympic Roundup: Phelps is twice as great

Olympic Roundup: Phelps is twice as great

LONDON, Aug. 4 (UPI) -- It was busy at the Olympics Saturday and the home fans cheered a lot, but the bottom line is that Michael Phelps has twice as many gold medals as anybody else.

The almanac

UPI Almanac for Sunday, July 1, 2012.
By United Press International

Carl Lewis case back in court

PHILADELPHIA, Sept. 20 (UPI) -- An attorney for Carl Lewis said Tuesday the fact the Olympic star voted in California in 2009 should not disqualify him from running for office in New Jersey.
Carl Lewis appeals to get on N.J. ballot

Carl Lewis appeals to get on N.J. ballot

PHILADELPHIA, Sept. 13 (UPI) -- Lawyers for Olympic track star Carl Lewis asked a federal appeals court Tuesday to order him on the ballot for the New Jersey state Senate in November.
Judge: Carl Lewis still off N.J. ballot

Judge: Carl Lewis still off N.J. ballot

NEWARK, N.J., Sept. 8 (UPI) -- A federal judge upheld the decision to bar former track star Carl Lewis from the New Jersey state Senate ballot, saying he did not meet residency requirements.

N.J. official kicks Carl Lewis off ballot

TRENTON, N.J., Aug. 17 (UPI) -- A top state official says Olympic gold medalist Carl Lewis may not run for a New Jersey state Senate seat because he does not meet residency requirements.

Carl Lewis hits obstacles in N.J. politics

PHILADELPHIA, May 4 (UPI) -- Olympic track star Carl Lewis ran a legal obstacle course Wednesday as he tried to get on the ballot as a state senate candidate in New Jersey.

Carl Lewis ruled ineligible to run in N.J.

TRENTON, N.J., April 27 (UPI) -- Olympic gold medalist Carl Lewis is not eligible to run for state Senate in New Jersey, the lieutenant governor ruled Tuesday.
Olympian Lewis announces political plans

Olympian Lewis announces political plans

MOUNT HOLLY, N.J., April 11 (UPI) -- Carl Lewis, who made his name in sports by winning nine Olympic gold medals in track and field events, announced his entry in a New Jersey senate race Monday.
Carl Lewis urged to run for N.J. Senate

Carl Lewis urged to run for N.J. Senate

MEDFORD, N.J., April 9 (UPI) -- New Jersey politicians say they want Olympic track legend Carl Lewis to enter a different kind of race and run for the state Senate.
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Track and Field legends Carl Lewis and Jackie Joyner-Kersee pose at a New York press conference on June 23, 2004 anouncing that their images will adorn Wheaties cereral boxes. (UPI Photo/Ezio Petersen)
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Frederick Carlton "Carl" Lewis (born July 1, 1961) is an American former track and field athlete, who won 10 Olympic medals including 9 gold, and 10 World Championships medals, of which 8 were gold. He is currently running as a Democrat for the New Jersey State Senate's 8th legislative district seat in Burlington County, New Jersey.

His career spanned from 1979 when he first achieved a world ranking to 1996 when he last won an Olympic title and subsequently retired. Lewis became an actor and has appeared in a number of films. In early 2011 Lewis announced a run as a Democratic candidate to represent the 8th Legislative District in the New Jersey Senate, a seat currently held since November 2010 by Republican Dawn Marie Addiego. In April, New Jersey Lt. Gov. and Secretary of State Kim Guadagno ruled that Lewis was ineligible to run because he failed to meet state residency requirements. A federal district court in Philadelphia ruled on September 7, 2011 that Lewis did not meet the residency requirement, that the law was constitutional, and that his name may be removed from the ballot for the November 2011 general election. A week later, on Sept 13, the U.S. Court of Appeals overruled the lower court decision, and Carl Lewis was back in the race.

Lewis was a dominant sprinter and long jumper who topped the world rankings in the 100 m, 200 m and long jump events frequently from 1981 to the early 1990s, was named Athlete of the Year by Track and Field News in 1982, 1983 and 1984, and set world records in the 100 m, 4 x 100 m and 4 x 200 m relays. His world record in the indoor long jump has stood since 1984 and his 65 consecutive victories in the long jump achieved over a span of 10 years is one of the sport’s longest undefeated streaks.

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