|Leading at Melbourne. He would win in 2 hr. 25 min.|
Zatopek finished 6th in 2 hr. 29 min.
|Schade, Zatopek, Mimoun|
|Into the Homestretch|
Herbert Schade, Germany(14:08.6), Alain Mimoun , France (14:07.4),
Emil Zatopek, Czechoslovakia (14:06.6) ,
Chris Chataway GBR on the ground would finish 5th in 14:18 behind Gordon Pirie
|With Zatopek after the 1952 Helsinki 5000m|
|Cross Country, French Style|
I do not know if this will interest you but this is a photo of Alain Mimoun that I took in the mid-70's at a cross country race in Chartres, France. He was in the age group competition at the time but as you can see, he was still pushing the younger runners. The photo originally appeared in Runner's World Complete Runner, 1974 edition.
From The NY Times June 30, 2013
Published: June 30, 2013
George, Every day i check my "score" in the obits to see how many people younger than i died. today i had my best score ever; 20-1. Who was the one you ask? it was the incomparable Alain Mimoun, that's who. Toledo Blade ofJjune 29, 2013. Richard Trace