International organization honors Edwin C. Moses with lifetime achievement award

Legendary Olympian and Dayton native Edwin C. Moses added another honor to his name this week.

On Tuesday night he received the Laureus Lifetime Achievement Award, commemorating his role in a global movement that celebrates the power of sport to work as a unifying force for good.

Moses gained international acclaim in the late 1970s and ‘80s when he won two Olympic gold medals in the 400-meter hurdles and went undefeated for nearly 10 years.

He serves as chairman of the Laureus Foundation USA board of trustees, which supports more than 100 sports-based community programs in 35 countries to combat social challenges facing children and young people, such as violence and crime, discrimination, lack of education, unemployment and preventable diseases.

"Everyone at Laureus is like family,” Moses said in a statement. “It's a marvelous organization to work for and work with. It's been an honor to be selected by the academy to represent them and to be there when everyone else couldn't be there.”

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