Juan Carlos Zabala
At the end of October 1931 he won the Košice marathon , and ten days later he set a world record over 30 km (1: 42: 30.4 h).
His sporting highlight was the 1932 Olympic Games in Los Angeles . Zabala ran almost the entire distance in the leading group. When there were only 4 km left to run, he broke away from the group and crossed the finish line 20 seconds ahead of the Briton Sam Ferris .
At the 1936 Olympic Games in Berlin he came sixth in the 10,000 meter run , but was unable to defend his marathon title. He took the lead after the start, but was overtaken by the later gold and silver medalists Son Kitei and Ernie Harper at kilometer 30 and gave up shortly afterwards.
- Félix Daniel Frascara: La maratón de Zabala September 17, 1932, El Grafico
- Article about the 1932 Olympic marathon on marathoninfo.free.fr (French)
- Juan Carlos Zabala in the Sports-Reference database (English; archived from the original )
|SURNAME||Zabala, Juan Carlos|
|BRIEF DESCRIPTION||argentinian marathon runner|
|DATE OF BIRTH||October 11, 1911|
|PLACE OF BIRTH||Rosario|
|DATE OF DEATH||January 24, 1983|
|Place of death||Buenos Aires|