Colette Besson


Age: 59


Summary: French distance runner who scored a big upset to win the 400-meter gold medal at the 1968 Olympics and was part of the relay team that shattered the 4x400-meter world record in 1969.



Cause of Death: Cancer


Born: April 7, 1946


Died: August 9, 2005


Location: La Rochelle, France