|Birth Day||September 19, 1922|
|Birth Place||Koprivnice, Czech Republic|
|Age||98 YEARS OLD|
|Died On||Nov 22, 2000 (age 78)|
Czech Olympic long-distance Runner who won four gold medals and one silver medal. He competed in the marathon, 10000 meter, and 5000 meter races.
He was working in a shoe factory at the age of sixteen.
He earned the nickname the Czech Locomotive.
He married javelin thrower Dana Zátopková.
He created a training program based off Paavo Nurmi's training techniques.