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Feature01 Sep 2020

Fast company: looking back at the 11 men who have held the one-hour world record

If Mo Farah succeeds in his bid to capture Haile Gebrselassie’s 13-year-old world one-hour record at the World Athletics Wanda Diamond League meeting in Brussels on Friday, the Briton will officially become the 12th man in history to hold the record.

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News22 Nov 2000

Emil Zatopek 1922-2000 - a symbol of freedom

He had celebrated his 78th birthday just a short while ago, Emil Zatopek: to be more precise, on 19 September and, as he lifted his glass to toast his wife Dana – herself born on the same day, in the same year – his hands trembled making it impossible for him to bring the glass to his lips.

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News10 Dec 1999

Zatopek on the mend after operation

Emil Zatopek, the "Czech Locomotive", is recovering at home from a leg operation

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News28 Jun 1999

Emil Zatopek voted Czech Olympic champion of the century

Zatopek voted Czech Olympic champion of the century

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