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Let’s all remember together King of the long-distance run and the phenomenal Czech athlete and representative of Czechoslovakia Mr. Emil Zátopek. Let’s remember how at the 1952 Helsinki Summer Olympics he became the Olympic Champion in the 5,000m, 10,000m and Marathon.

The first year of the Emil Zátopek virtual memorial is possible to be completed by everyone by walking, skating, scooter, running but also cycling, as we accept any physical activity.

*Sportspeople, please pay attention to increased safety during sports in the dark or reduced visibility. Always use reflective elements to be seen.

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Short Distance – 5 km, Long Distance – 10 km, Mini-Marathon – min. 4,22 km, All 3 Medals – English version, All 3 Medals – Czechoslovakia version

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Important information about the ACCEPTANCE of the event : Short Distance - 5 km - for successful acceptance, it is necessary to send a photo (screenshot) about the successful activity of at least 5 km. Long Distance - 10 km - for successful acceptance, it is necessary to send a photo (screenshot) about the successful activity of at least 10 km. Mini-Marathon - min. 4.22 km - for successful acceptance, it is necessary to send a photo (screenshot) about the successful activity of at least 4.22 km distance. Still, if anyone feels like that, one can easily conquer the entire “Emil’s marathon” with a length of 42.2 km.

Start date: 19/11/2020

Email: info@virtualchampionship.eu

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King of the long-distance run – Emil Zátopek

(* 19. september 1922, Kopřivnice – † 21. november 2000, Praha)

Emil Zátopek was a Czech athlete and representative of Czechoslovakia, a four-time Olympic champion in long-distance running, and the husband of the Olympic winner Dana Zátopková.

Emil Zátopek was the first person to run 10 km under 29 minutes (28: 54.2 on June 1, 1954, in Brussels) and 20 km under one hour (59:51.8 on September 29, 1951, in Stará Boleslav). However, he became most famous during the 1952 Olympic Games in Helsinki. He won the 5 km, 10 km run and even the marathon. He was actually running for the first time in his life. At the same time, he created a new Olympic record in each of these disciplines. To this day, no long-distance runner has succeeded in repeating this “triple victory”. Zátopek, known for his well-worked running style, accompanied by weird grimaces and facial expressions, was nicknamed abroad as the “Czech Locomotive”.

 

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 Gold 
LOH 1948 athletics,  10 km 29:59,6  min.
 Gold
LOH 1952 athletics, marathon   2 hod. : 23 min. : 03,2 sec.
Gold
LOH 1952 athletics,  10 km 29:17,0 min.
Gold
LOH 1952 athletics,  5 km 14:06,6 min.
 Silver  LOH 1948 athletics,  5 km 14:17,8 min

 

Let’s watch a video together and remember how at the 1952 Helsinki Olympics,

Emil Zátopek won  5 000 m, 10 000 m and MARATHON.

To this day, no long-distance runner has succeeded in repeating this “triple victory” at one olympics.

 



 

The first year of the Emil Zátopek virtual memorial

Register for The first year of the Emil Zátopek virtual memorial is anytime from November 19, 2020.  The selected distance must be completed in one session !!!  This is not a cumulative challenge. !!!

Your results (Screenshots/photo of distance and time, etc.) proving the distance must be entered in the “Acceptance” tab on the main bar. Acceptance is necessary to claim your winner’s medal. Your results (Screenshots/photo of distance and time, etc.) proving the distance must be entered in the “Acceptance” tab on the main bar. Acceptance is necessary to claim your winner’s medal.

If you do not submit your result, you do not get your medal. This event is not a racing challenge! – and the champion is everyone completing the discipline.

After approving the Acceptance, please, wait for your medal to be sent within 20 working days. We are looking forward to your photos with the results and we believe that you enjoy the event. Sincerely, Your V.CH. Team.

* For persons under the age of 18, the child’s legal guardian or another adult in charge of supervising the child assumes full responsibility. Therefore, please carefully consider the distance, considering the person’s health conditions and the event’s difficulty. For more information, click on virtualchampionship.eu/FAQ  

 

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