Pietro Mennea

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Pietro Paolo Mennea.

Pietro Paolo Mennea (28 June 195221 March 2013) was an Italian sprinter and politician, who was the 1980 Moscow Olympic 200 meter champion, and also held the 200 m world record for 17 years with his time of 19.72, set in September 1979.


  • Io devo prendermela con qualcuno per ottenere risultati.
    • I have to take it out on someone for getting results.
    • From Marco Pastonesi e Giorgio Terruzzi, Palla lunga e pedalare, Dalai Editore, 1992, p. 46, ISBN 88-85988-26-1.

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