Photo of the day From the Stripes archives

August 27, 2007


Red Grandy ©Stars and Stripes

Helsinki, Finland, July 22, 1952: Czech runner Emil Zatopek had plenty to smile about as he posed for a picture during a training session at the Olympic Games. Zatopek had already won the 10,000 meter race, and before the Games were over he would also capture the gold in the 5,000 and the marathon. The marathon victory was especially impressive, as he was running the event for the first time but still set a world record.