Alain Mimoun

 

 

Age: 92

 

Summary: Algerian-born French distance runner who won the 1956 Olympic marathon in Melbourne, Australia after losing three Olympic races to Czech great Emil Zatopek before he switched to the marathon for the 1956 Games when he ran with the lead pack until pulling ahead about halfway through the race in his first try at the 26-mile, 385-yard event.

 

 

Cause of Death: Natural causes

 

Born: January 1, 1921

 

Died: June 27, 2013

 

Location: Paris, France