Emil Zátopek

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About Emil Zátopek Emil Zátopek (pronounced ˈɛmɪl ˈzaːtopɛk )) (September 19, 1922 – November 22, 2000) was a Czech athlete probably best known for winning three gold medals in long-distance events at the 1952 Summer Olympics in Helsinki. He won gold in the 5 km and 10 km runs, but his final medal came when he decided at the last minute to compete in the first marathon of his life. He was nicknamed the "Czech Locomotive" for his multiple golds.Zátopek was the first athlete to break the 29-minute barrier in the 10 km run (in 1954). Three years earlier, in 1951, he had broken the hour for running 20 km. He is widely considered to be one of the greatest runners of the 20th century and was also known for his brutally tough training methods.

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Rank Name Total
147. Wladimir Klitschko 405
148. Vitali Klitschko 401
149. Marat Safin 395
150. Imran Nazir 376
151. Emil Zátopek 361
152. Kapil Dev 347
153. Roman Šebrle 336
154. Tomás González Sepú 323
155. Imran Khan 318

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