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Zá·to·pek(zä′tō-pĕk), Emil 1922-2000.
Czechoslovakian distance runner. After winning the gold medal in the 10,000 meters at the 1948 Olympics, he won gold medals in the 5,000 meters, the 10,000 meters, and the marathon at the 1952 Olympics.
(Biography) Emil (ˈemil). 1922–2000, Czech runner; winner of the 5000 and 10 000 metres and the marathon at the 1952 Olympic Games in Helsinki