Franjo Mihalić

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    personal information
    nickname(s)jura[1]
    nationalitycroatian
    born(1920-03-09)9 march 1920
    ludina (part of kutina), kingdom of serbs, croats, and slovenes (now croatia)
    died14 february 2015(2015-02-14) (aged 94)
    belgrade, serbia
    residencebelgrade, serbia[1]
    height1.75 m (5 ft 9 in)[2]
    weight58 kg (128 lb)[2]
    sport
    country independent state of croatia (1941–1945)
     yugoslavia (after 1945)
    sporttrack, long-distance running
    event(s)10,000 m, cross country, marathon, road running
    clubak partizan (since 1947)[2][3]
    retired1966[4]
    achievements and titles
    personal best(s)5000 metres: 14:18.0[3]
    10,000 metres: 29:37.6[2]
    marathon: 2:21:24[2]

    franjo mihalić (serbo-croatian pronunciation: [frǎːɲo mǐxalitɕ];[5] 9 march 1920 – 14 february 2015) was a croatian long-distance runner best known for his 1958 win at the boston marathon and his marathon silver medal in the 1956 summer olympics. mihalić competed mostly in marathons, road races and cross country races, distinguishing himself by winning many top-level international competitions in the 1950s and setting a combined 25 croatian and later yugoslavian national records in long-distance track events between 5000 m and 25 km.[3][6] in 1957, he became the inaugural winner of the golden badge, the award for the best sportsperson of yugoslavia awarded by the daily sport. he is regarded as the most accomplished male athlete in the history of croatian, serbian and yugoslav track and field.[1]

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Franjo Mihalić
Franjo Mihalić.jpg
Personal information
Nickname(s)Jura[1]
NationalityCroatian
Born(1920-03-09)9 March 1920
Ludina (part of Kutina), Kingdom of Serbs, Croats, and Slovenes (now Croatia)
Died14 February 2015(2015-02-14) (aged 94)
Belgrade, Serbia
ResidenceBelgrade, Serbia[1]
Height1.75 m (5 ft 9 in)[2]
Weight58 kg (128 lb)[2]
Sport
Country Independent State of Croatia (1941–1945)
 Yugoslavia (after 1945)
SportTrack, Long-distance running
Event(s)10,000 m, cross country, marathon, road running
ClubAK Partizan (since 1947)[2][3]
Retired1966[4]
Achievements and titles
Personal best(s)5000 metres: 14:18.0[3]
10,000 metres: 29:37.6[2]
Marathon: 2:21:24[2]

Franjo Mihalić (Serbo-Croatian pronunciation: [frǎːɲo mǐxalitɕ];[5] 9 March 1920 – 14 February 2015) was a Croatian long-distance runner best known for his 1958 win at the Boston Marathon and his marathon silver medal in the 1956 Summer Olympics. Mihalić competed mostly in marathons, road races and cross country races, distinguishing himself by winning many top-level international competitions in the 1950s and setting a combined 25 Croatian and later Yugoslavian national records in long-distance track events between 5000 m and 25 km.[3][6] In 1957, he became the inaugural winner of the Golden Badge, the award for the best sportsperson of Yugoslavia awarded by the daily Sport. He is regarded as the most accomplished male athlete in the history of Croatian, Serbian and Yugoslav track and field.[1]

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