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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
Long: 145.116719
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Monument Type:Monument
Monument Theme:Culture
Approx. Event Start Date:1956
Approx. Event End Date:1956


Actual Monument Dedication Date:Saturday 20th November, 1999
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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 France,
unveiled this marker on 20th November 1999

(Supported by the French Olympic Commitee
              and LÈquipe)

Source: MA
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