Carl Lewis was in China for the Beijing Olympics when he heard a familiar question. “Don't I know you?” a U.S. military man asked Lewis in Beijing.
“I get that all the time,” Lewis said. “It's the second-most-asked question I hear. Right after, 'You want to race?' “
This was different, though. The soldier didn't just know Lewis because of his legendary feats in track and field, his nine Olympic gold medals, his stature as one of the world's most accomplished athletes.