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Emil Zátopek (CZH)

Emil Zátopek is first to enter the stadium in the marathon at the 1952 Olympic Games in Helsinki

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Helsinki 1952-Last torch relay, carried by Paavo NURMI(FIN).
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1500m Final

The finish of the 1500m final at the 1952 Helsinki Olympics won by Josy Barthel (centre) of Luxembourg, with Robert McMillen (left) of the USA in second and Werner Lueg of Germany in third. Roger Bannister, who came in fourth, is in the background (No.177). (Photo by Keystone/Getty Images)
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Olympic Rostrum

Prince Axel of Denmark presents a gold medal to Malvin Whitfield of the USA, winner of the 800 metres final at the 1952 Helsinki Olympics. In second place was Arthur Wint of Jamaica and in third place Heinz Ulzheimer of Germany. (Photo by Keystone/Getty Images)
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Zatopek And Mimoun

Emil Zatopek (1922 - 2000) of Czechoslovakia (left) is congratulated by Alain Mimoun O'Kacha of France after winning the 5,000 metres at the 1952 Helsinki Olympics. Mimoun came second. (Photo by Keystone/Getty Images)
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Hurdles Final

24th July 1952: The final of the women's 80 metres hurdles during the Olympic Games at Helsinki. From left to right: Anneliese Seonbuchner of Germany; Marija Golubichnaja of the USSR; Maria Sander of Germany; Shirley B Strickland of Australia (the winner); Fanny Blankers-Koen of Holland; and Jean Desforges. (Photo by Keystone/Getty Images)
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