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YIFTER Miruts (1945) Ethiopia / Track and Field
At a time when he was the best long distance runner, Yifter was absent from the Montreal games due to the boycott by the African countries. The Ethiopian put matters straight by beating double Olympic champion Lasse Viren in the 10000 m at the Moscow games in 1980.One of the great performers at these games, surrounded by a troop of his team mates who shielded him during the races, this Ethiopian army captain was again victorious in the 5000 m thus picking up a brace of medals.His technique was always based on the same tempo: playing the waiting game before a sprint finish in the final straight.
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