Looking forward to reading this one - Today We Die a Little!: The Inimitable Emil Zátopek https://t.co/X2c8qO0lJS
?We are different, in essence, from other men. If you want to enjoy something, run 100 meters. If you want to experience something, run a marathon.” ?Emil Zátopek For a decade after the Second World War, Emil Zátopek??the Czech locomotive”?redefined the sport of distance running, pushing back the frontiers of what was considered possible. He won five Olympic medals, set eighteen world records, and went undefeated in the 10,000-metre race for six years. His dominance has never been equaled. In the darkest days of the Cold War, he stood for a spirit of generous friendship that transcended nationality and politics. Zátopek was an energetic supporter of the Prague Spring in 1968, championing ?socialism with a human face” in Czechoslovakia. But for this he paid a high price. After the uprising was crushed by Soviet tanks, the hardline Communists had their revenge. Zátopek was e...