Who beat Steve Prefontaine in the Olympics?

Finding himself struggling to keep up, Prefontaine ran out of gas with only 10 meters to go as Britain’s hard-charging Ian Stewart overtook him and moved into third place, depriving Prefontaine of an Olympic bronze medal. Prefontaine later said “That was the most disappointed I have ever been.

Which country won the 1972 Olympics?

The Soviet Union won the most gold and overall medals. The Olympic Park (Olympiapark) is based on Frei Otto’s plans and after the Games became a Munich landmark….1972 Summer Olympics.

Emblem of the 1972 Summer Olympics
Host city Munich, West Germany
Nations 121
Athletes 7,134 (6,075 men, 1,059 women)
Events 195 in 21 sports (28 disciplines)

How far is a 10K swim in miles?

6.2 miles
Marathon swimming isn’t anything like it sounds. First, the Olympic event is not even a marathon; it’s a 10K (or 6.2 miles). The reason it got that name was because it typically takes elite-level swimmers about the same to complete the open-water race as a road marathon takes to run — around two hours.

When was the men’s 10K held at the 1972 Olympics?

The men’s 10,000 metres event at the 1972 Summer Olympics in Munich was held on 31 August and 3 September. This event featured a qualifying round for the first time since the 1920 Summer Olympics in Antwerp.

How many athletes were in the 1972 Summer Olympics in Munich?

Athletics at the 1972 Summer Olympics. At the 1972 Summer Olympics in Munich, 38 events in athletics were contested, 24 for men and 14 for women. There were a total number of 1324 participating athletes from 104 countries.

Who won the 5000m at the 1976 Olympics?

Virén would go on to win the 5000 metres event, where he would set an Olympic record there; he also went on to win both the 10,000 metres and 5000 metres races at the 1976 Summer Olympics in Montreal. The Guardian listed Virén’s world record performance as the greatest sport comeback of all time.

What happened in the men’s 10K at the 2016 Olympics?

The men’s 10,000 metres final was notable for Lasse Virén’s world record performance. At the start of the race, Bedford led the pace; he maintained a world record pace at the 4000 m mark, and he still led halfway through the race.