Eric Liddell -- Liddell was the winner of the men's 400 meters at the 1924 Summer Olympics in Paris. Liddell's Olympic training and racing, and the religious convictions that influenced him, are depicted in the Oscar-winning 1981 film Chariots of Fire, in which he is portrayed by fellow Scot Ian Charleson.
Eric Liddell - Chariots of Fire A hero of mine. Sticks to his principles, becomes world famous as an Olympic runner who wins a gold, leaves the limelight to be a Christian missionary in China, ends up in a concentration camp there, and dies there a few months before the war's end, faithful until his quiet death. A real hero.