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19 Sep 1922 Koprivnice, Czech Republic
182 cm / 72 kg 6'0'' / 158 Pfund
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Emil Zátopek of Czechoslovakia was a supreme distance runner whose rugged training regimen was rewarded with unprecedented success. At the 1948 Olympics he won the gold medal in the 10,000 metres and finished second in the 5,000 metres. At Helsinki in 1952 he produced one of the greatest performances in distance running history, when he won the 5,000 metres, successfully defended his 10,000 metres title and then took his third gold medal in his first-ever marathon race to complete a "triple" that remains unique in Olympic history. Zátopek closed his Olympic career four years later when he placed 6th in...

Emil Zátopek of Czechoslovakia was a supreme distance runner whose rugged training regimen was rewarded with unprecedented success. At the 1948 Olympics he won the gold medal in the 10,000 metres and finished second in the 5,000 metres. At Helsinki in 1952 he produced one of the greatest performances in distance running history, when he won the 5,000 metres, successfully defended his 10,000 metres title and then took his third gold medal in his first-ever marathon race to complete a "triple" that remains unique in Olympic history. Zátopek closed his Olympic career four years later when he placed 6th in the marathon in Melbourne, running only a few weeks after undergoing hernia surgery. At the European Championships he finished fifth in the 5,000 metres (1946) and won gold in the 5,000 metres (1950) and 10,000 metres (1950, 1954) and bronze in the 5,000 metres (1954). Between 1949 and 1954, he set 18 world records at every distance from 5,000 metres to 30,000 metres, a remarkable display of versatility at the very highest level. He was the first great distance runner to popularize the concept of interval training and his training efforts were legendary. His wife, Dana (né Ingrová), was the Olympic gold medalist in the javelin in 1952.

Personal Bests: 5000 – 13:57.0 (1954); 10000 – 28:54.2 (1954); Mar – 2-23:04 (1952).

Emil in Zahlen

3
Olympische Spiele
Olympische Spiele
5
Medaillen
Goldmedaille:4 Silbermedaille:1 Bronzemedaille:
  • Melbourne
    Melbourne 1956
    Spiele
    Ergebnisse
    Sportart
    Wettbewerb
    Melbourne
    Melbourne 1956
    • 6
      Athletics
      Marathon
  • Helsinki
    Helsinki 1952
    Spiele
    Ergebnisse
    Sportart
    Wettbewerb
    Helsinki
    Helsinki 1952
    • 1 Goldmedaille
      Athletics
      5,000 metres
    • 1 Goldmedaille
      Athletics
      10,000 metres
    • 1 Goldmedaille
      Athletics
      Marathon
  • London
    London 1948
    Spiele
    Ergebnisse
    Sportart
    Wettbewerb
    London
    London 1948
    • 2 Silbermedaille
      Athletics
      5,000 metres
    • 1 Goldmedaille
      Athletics
      10,000 metres

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