Alain Mimoun

1921 - 2013

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Alain Mimoun, born Ali Mimoun Ould Kacha (1 January 1921 – 27 June 2013) was an Algerian-born French long-distance runner who competed in track events, cross-country running and the marathon. He was the 1956 Olympic champion in the marathon. He is the most bemedalled French athletics sportsperson in history. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Alain Mimoun has received more than 80,615 page views. His biography is available in 25 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 22 in 2019). Alain Mimoun is the 83rd most popular athlete (up from 122nd in 2019), the 61st most popular biography from Algeria (down from 60th in 2019) and the most popular Algerian Athlete.

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Among athletes, Alain Mimoun ranks 83 out of 3,055Before him are Stamata Revithi, Albin Stenroos, Viktor Saneyev, Myer Prinstein, Igor Ter-Ovanesyan, and Jüri Lossmann. After him are Alajos Szokolyi, Egil Danielsen, Josy Barthel, Gaston Roelants, Stefka Kostadinova, and Naim Süleymanoğlu.

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Among people born in 1921, Alain Mimoun ranks 151Before him are Eugenio Coșeriu, Francisco Morales Bermúdez, Luis García Berlanga, Lidia Gueiler Tejada, Lionel Terray, and Kocheril R. Narayanan. After him are Jack Clayton, Daniel Gélin, Violette Szabo, Louis Lachenal, Maurice Yaméogo, and Silvio Gazzaniga. Among people deceased in 2013, Alain Mimoun ranks 141Before him are Scott Carpenter, Édouard Molinaro, Emile Griffith, Margherita Hack, Clive Burr, and Emilio Colombo. After him are Ray Dolby, Michael Ansara, Prince Friso of Orange-Nassau, Ed Lauter, Rosalía Mera, and Dennis Farina.

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In Algeria

Among people born in Algeria, Alain Mimoun ranks 61 out of 164Before him are René Viviani (1862), Mohammed Dib (1920), Isaac Alfasi (1013), Ali Kafi (1928), Lakhdar Brahimi (1934), and Rachid Taha (1958). After him are Thelma Schoonmaker (1940), Tony Gatlif (1948), Mouloud Feraoun (1913), Muhammad ibn Ali as-Senussi (1787), Roger Hanin (1925), and Françoise Fabian (1933).

Among ATHLETES In Algeria

Among athletes born in Algeria, Alain Mimoun ranks 1After him are Boughera El Ouafi (1898), Noureddine Morceli (1970), Hassiba Boulmerka (1968), Nouria Mérah-Benida (1970), Taoufik Makhloufi (1988), Ali Saïdi-Sief (1978), Djabir Saïd-Guerni (1977), Abderrahmane Hammad (1977), Amar Benikhlef (1982), and Nassima Saifi (1988).