Italian athletics great Pietro Mennea, the gold medal winner in the 200m at the 1980 Moscow Olympics who held the world record in the event for 17 years, has died.
Pietro Mennea crosses the finishing line in the men's 200m during the 1983 World Championships in Prague. Mennea, 200m gold medalled at the 1980 Moscow Olympics, has died at the age of 60, according to ANSA news agency.
Mennea was pronounced dead in a Rome hospital Thursday morning following a long battle with an as yet unnamed incurable disease. He was 60.
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