"Zatopek, Zatopek!" was not a name when he entered into the Helsinki Olympic stadium and was about to win the first marathon he had ever run. "Zatopek" was not a name but an incantation: joy-invoking, love-spreading and oneness-becoming reality unparalleled.

The 1952 Helsinki Olympics and Zatopek will always remain inseparable and unique. The Olympics gave Zatopek the opportunity unparalleled. Zatopek gave the Olympics the glory unparalleled.