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A monument unveiled by Alain Mimoun, the Gold Medallist in the marathon in the 1956 Olympics, commemorates the halfway turning point of the 1956 Olympic Marathon race.
Representing France, Mimoun achieved his greatest success in Melbourne after winning three silver medals at the 1948 and 1952 Olympics behind the legendary Czech runner Emil Zatopek.
|Address:||Princes Highway, Princes Reserve, Oakleigh East, 3166|
|GPS Coordinates:||Lat: -37.908303|
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
|Approx. Event Start Date:||1956|
|Approx. Event End Date:||1956|
|Actual Monument Dedication Date:||Saturday 20th November, 1999|
1956 Olympic Marathon
This marker has been placed by the City of Monash and Athletics International at the half-way turning point of the 1956 Olympic Marathon to commemorate this event.
The gold medal winner, Alain Mimoun of race, unveiled this marker on 20th November 1999
(Supported by the French Olympic Commitee and LÈquipe)