Zátopek

2020, Book , 208 pages :
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Summary/Review: "Perhaps the greatest Olympic champion of all time, Emil Zátopek became a national hero for his prowess at running. Known as the "Czech Locomotive", more...
Summary/Review: "Perhaps the greatest Olympic champion of all time, Emil Zátopek became a national hero for his prowess at running. Known as the "Czech Locomotive", the outspoken Zátopek was equally impressive as a public figure, successfully pressuring Czechoslovakia's Communist regime to allow his colleague Stanislav Jungwirth, a political outcast, to compete. But as the 1952 Helsinki Olympic Games approached, Zátopek's fate hung in the balance: would he be crushed ty the government he had challenged, or go on to claim international glory? The outcome would be decided by three spectacular races: the 5,000 metres, the 10,000 metres and the marathon."--Back cover.
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