Carlos Lopes

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Birthday
18, 1947
Birthplace
Portugal
Birth Sign
Aquarius
Birthday
18, 1947 (age 71)
Birthplace
Portugal

About

Long-distance runner who won Portugal's first Olympic gold medal in the 1984 when he won the marathon race.

Before Fame

He worked as a stonecutter's helper before becoming involved in athletics.

Trivia

His marathon time in the 1984 Olympics set an Olympic record at the time.

Family Life

He originally wanted to play soccer, but his father wouldn't allow it.

Associated With

He and American gymnast Mitch Gaylord won gold medals in the 1984 Olympics.