Emil Zatopek

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Birthday
19, 1922
Birthplace
Koprivnice, Czech Republic
Death Date
Nov 22, 2000 (78)
Birth Sign
Virgo
Birthday
19, 1922
Birthplace
Koprivnice, Czech Republic
Death Date
Nov 22, 2000 (78)

About

Czech Olympic long-distance runner who won four gold medals and one silver medal. He competed in the marathon, 10000 meter, and 5000 meter races.

Before Fame

He was working in a shoe factory at the age of sixteen.

Trivia

He earned the nickname the Czech Locomotive.

Family Life

He married javelin thrower Dana Zátopková.

Associated With

He created a training program based off Paavo Nurmi's training techniques.