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Zatopek, Emil

Born: 1922 AD
Died: 2000 AD
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