27/08/1952 Emil Zatopek wins 12th olympics marathon
Emil Zátopek - 1952 Olympics
Emil Zatopek-Marathon,1952 Olympic Games,Helsinki
At the 1952 Summer Olympics in Helsinki, Zátopek won gold in the 5,000 m, 10,000 m, and the marathon, breaking Olympic records in each event. Zátopek is the only person to win these three long-distance events in the same Olympic games. His victory in the 5,000 m came after a ferocious last lap in 57.5 seconds, during which he went from 4th place to 1st in the final turn.