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Meeting a legend, and living to write about it

Updated: February 24, 2006, 6:26 PM ET
By Brian Church | Special to ESPN.com

TORINO, Italy -- The man "widely regarded as the greatest Olympian of modern times," according to Guinnessworldrecords.com, visited a Torino rowing club on Friday. ESPN.com was there.

Rowing great Sir Steve Redgrave won gold medals at -- you ready for this? -- Los Angeles 1984, Seoul 1988, Barcelona 1992, Atlanta 1996 and Sydney 2000.

That's a 16-year stretch. Nobody else in an endurance event has ever won at five straight Games. Britain's Redgrave is the only sportsman in history ...

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