Emil Zatopek’s Death – Cause and Date

Born (Birthday)

September 19, 1922

Death Date

Nov 22, 2000

Age of Death

78 years

Cause of Death

Stroke

Profession

Runner

The runner Emil Zatopek died at the age of 78. Here is all you want to know, and more!

Biography - A Short Wiki

Czech Olympic long-distance runner who won four gold medals and one silver medal. He competed in the marathon, 10000 meter, and 5000 meter races.

He married javelin thrower Dana Zátopková.

Zátopek died in Prague on 22 November 2000 at the age of 78, from the complications of a stroke.

Quotes

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If I run 100 meters 30 times, that is 3 kilometers and no longer a sprint.

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I didn’t know much. It wasn’t possible to buy a book about Nurmi, but I found out that in order to be faster over 10,000m, he ran 5,000m many times in training. And to be better at 5,000m, he ran 1,500m many times. And to be better at 1,500m, he ran four times 400m in training.

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What has passed is already finished with. What I find more interesting is what is still to come.

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I will run with perfect style when they start judging races for their beauty, like figure-skating. For now, I just want to run as fast as possible.

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There is a great advantage in training under unfavorable conditions. It is better to train under bad conditions, for the difference is then a tremendous relief in a race.