This Day in Olympics History: July 27, 1952

07/27/12 at 10:07 am

After winning both the 5,000- and 10,000-meter runs in Helsinki, 30-year-old Czechoslovak Army major Emile Zatopek made a last-minute decision to run his first-ever marathon.  That decision earned him his third gold medal. Read more.

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