Tag: Marathon

MARATHON OLYMPIC CHAMPIONS (XXII) – Seoul 1988: ROSA MOTA (1958-)

Rosa Mota in Seoul 1988 “It was the Greek gods who chose me to be a marathon runner”              Rosa Mota Seoul was chosen as… Read more »

MARATHON OLYMPIC CHAMPIONS (XXI) – Los Angeles 1984: CARLOS LOPES (1947-)

“More than being first, hero is who knows to give everything, and inside him, go further” Carlos Lopes Los Angeles was chosen as host for the Olympics for a second… Read more »

MARATHON OLYMPIC CHAMPIONS (XX) – Los Angeles 1984: JOAN BENOIT (1957-)

“There’s not a better feeling than when you have found that moment of balance and harmony when both running and life come together. Then you know why you run and… Read more »

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 »