Mimoun, 1956 Olympic marathon winner, dies at 92
PARIS -- Alain Mimoun, who won the 1956 Olympic marathon after losing three races to Czech great Emil Zatopek, has died. He was 92.
Mimoun, whose death on Thursday was confirmed by France's athletics federation, won three silver medals in the 1948 and 1952 Olympics -- narrowly missing the gold each time to Zatopek.
For the 1956 Games in Melbourne, Australia, he switched to the marathon from shorter-distance races and won, waiting at the finish line for Zatopek to cross in sixth place.
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