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Secretariat

 
 
Secretariat Marker image. Click for full size.
By Devry Becker Jones, January 30, 2021
1. Secretariat Marker
Inscription.  
Secretariat is the most famous thoroughbred in history. He won the Triple Crown: the Kentucky Derby (track record, and the only horse ever to run each quarter faster than the previous), the Preakness (track record), and the Belmont (world record) in times unbroken since 1973. He is the only individual on the covers of Time, Newsweek, and Sports Illustrated.

ESPN named Secretariat the 35th of the "Top 100 Athletes of the 20th Century," and also named by the AP and Sports Illustrated among the "100 Greatest Athletes of the 20th Century."
 
Erected by City of Virginia Beach.
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: AnimalsCommunicationsSports. In addition, it is included in the Virginia Legends Walk series list.
 
Location. 36° 50.488′ N, 75° 58.428′ W. Marker is in North Virginia Beach in Virginia Beach, Virginia. Marker is on Atlantic Avenue just south of 14th Street. Touch for map.

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Marker is at or near this postal address: 1304 Atlantic Ave, Virginia Beach VA 23451, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. James P. Lannon (here, next to this marker); Claude V. Ricketts (here, next to this marker); L. Douglas Wilder (here, next to this marker); Matthew Fontaine Maury (here, next to this marker); Dr. Ralph Stanley (here, next to this marker); Meriwether Lewis (here, next to this marker); Arthur Ashe (here, next to this marker); Richard E. Byrd (here, next to this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in North Virginia Beach.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on January 31, 2021. It was originally submitted on January 31, 2021, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia. This page has been viewed 28 times since then. Photo   1. submitted on January 31, 2021, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia.
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Feb. 25, 2021