Window on Greatness
1952 Emil Zatopek achieved the impossible. At the Helsinki
Olympic Games he won the 5,000 meters, the 10,000 meters
and the Marathon, setting an Olympic record in each event.
Never before or since has an athlete approached his epic
"Czech Locomotive" is shown here winning gold
in the 5,000 meter Olympic Final. Emil taught the world
the modern way to train, running endless laps at top speed,
and how to race, driven by an overwhelming willpower.
poster has been produced in partnership with Emil's wife
Dana, and with the invaluable assistance of Emil's former
teammate, Larry Koran.
aspects of this poster lend a personal touch. Imprinted
in the poster along the left are names of places where
Emil raced to victory, presented in their Czech spellings.
In the lower left you will find a copy of the famous sketch
by Emil of his wife pursuing him with her javelin! Dana
won the Olympic gold medal in the javelin in 1952.
you can imagine, we are very proud to bring you this tribute
to a great athlete.
This poster was designed and printed in the USA.