Zatopek, Emil

Born: Sep 19, 1922 AD
Died: 2000 AD, at 78 years of age.

Nationality: Czech
Categories: Athlete, Runner

1922 - Born in Koprivnice; birth of a Czechoslovakian long distance runner


1948 - Underwent hard training


- Won gold for the 5,000 meter and 10,000 meter run


1952 - Became known for winning three gold medals in running at the Summer Olympics in Helsinki


- Won gold medal in Olympic marathon - second in the 5,000-m (5,468 yd) race


- Won gold medal in Olympic 10,000-meter run


2000 - died in Prague
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