Emil Zatopek

Born: Sept. 19, 1922
Czech distance runner

winner of 1948 Olympic gold medal at 10,000 meters; 4 years later, won unprecedented Olympic triple crown (5,000 meters, 10,000 meters and marathon) at 1952 Games in Helsinki.

Died: Nov. 22, 2000

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