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MARATHON OLYMPIC CHAMPIONS (XIX) – Moscow 1980: WALDEMAR CIERPINSKI (1950-)

Cierpinski finishing the marathon Cierpinski in the podium with Nijboer in the background The Olympics in Moscow 1980 were marked by the boycott of 66 countries to protest the Soviet-Afghan… Read more »

MARATHON OLYMPIC CHAMPIONS (XVIII) – Montreal 1976: WALDEMAR CIERPINSKI (1950-)

Cierpinski in 1976 Montreal 1976 gold medal Montreal won unexpectedly the vote that decided the organiser for the 1976 Olympics. The favourites had been Moscow and Los Angeles, that would… Read more »

MARATHON OLYMPIC CHAMPIONS (XVII) – Munich 1972: FRANK SHORTER (1947-)

Shorter winning the marathon Munich 1972 Shorter (1974) Munich was selected to host the 1972 Olympics over bids from Montreal, Madrid and Detroit. It was the second time Germany was… Read more »