In 1952, at the Helsinki Olympic games, Emil Zatopek won the 5,000m, 10,000m and Marathon. His amazing triple has never been matched.
As a virtual unknown, American Billy Mills took the 10,000m by storm at the Tokyo Olympics, running in a world record time.
At the 1960 Olympics, Ethiopian Abebe Bikila ran the streets of Rome barefoot in the marathon, and won!
At the 1984 Olympics in LA, the women’s marathon was run for the first time, and won by American marathon legend Joan Benoit.
In London 1908, Dorando Pietri won the first ever Olympic marathon. However, he had to be helped in the last 400m, leading to his disqualification.
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