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Alain Mimoun


Who is Alain Mimoun?

Alain Mimoun was a French long-distance runner who competed in track events, cross-country running and the marathon. He was the 1956 Olympic champion in the marathon. He is the most medalled French athletics sportsperson in history. In 1999, readers of the French athletics magazine Athlétisme voted him as the “French Athlete of the 20th Century”.

  • also known as Alain Moineau
  • born on (95 years ago) in Algeria
  • nationality: France
  • died on in Saint-Mandé
  • some of the medals:
    • 1948 Summer Olympics
    • 1952 Summer Olympics
      • Silver medal for France in Athletics – Men's 5000 metres
      • Silver medal for France in Athletics – Men's 10,000 metres
    • 1956 Summer Olympics
      • Gold medal for France in Athletics – Men's marathon

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Google previewEncyclopedia of International Games (2003)

by Daniel Bell

Alain Mimoun, born in Algeria but competing for France, won the 5,000 and ¡0,000 meter runs. Mimoun would win ...

Google previewHistorical Dictionary of the Olympic Movement (2015)

by John Grasso, Bill Mallon, Jeroen Heijmans

Among the French Olympians with four medals is Algerian-born Alain Mimoun, ...

Google previewHistorical Dictionary of Track and Field (2012)

by Peter Matthews

Alain Mimoun (FRA) Abebe Bikila (ETH) Abebe Bikila (ETH) Mamo Wolde (ETH) Frank Shorter (USA) Waldemar Cierpinski (GDR) Waldemar Cierpinski (GDR) Carlos Lopes (POR) Gelindo ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of World Sport (1999)

From Ancient Times to the Present by David Levinson, Karen Christensen

Without Tunisian Alain Mimoun, Ethiopian Abebe Bikila, Kenyan Kipchoge Keino, and Tanzanian Filbert Bayi, recent Olympic track history would be much poorer. For several years Nigeria's Akeem Abdul Olajuwon and Sudan's Manute Bol have performed successfully (in Olajuwon's case, brilliantly) in a U.S. professional National Basketball Association that is dominated by African American athletes. This modern prowess is built on a broad foundation of premodern, or “traditional,” ...

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