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Jef Lataster

Full name: Josef "Jef" Lataster
Gender: Male
Born: July 27, 1922 in Heerlen, Limburg, Netherlands
Died: September 16, 2014 in Hulsberg, Limburg, Netherlands
Affiliations: AVON, Heerlen (NED)
Country: NED Netherlands
Sport: Athletics

Biography

The best Dutch distance runner in the post-War years along with Wim Slijkhuis, Jef Lataster's greatest international victory came in 1947. At the British AAA Championships in London, he won the 3 mile race (4,812 m). Lataster would not fare so well at the 1948 Olympics. In the 10,000 m, he was lapped twice by eventual winner Emil Zátopek and then finished a lap too soon due a lap counter error. Lataster was not officially disqualified, however. In the 5,000 m, Lataster was eliminated in the heats. Also a good cross country runner, he twice represented the Netherlands at the International Cross Country Championships (the forerunner of the World Championships), but placed 30th (1950) and 50th (1951). In total, Lataster won 11 Dutch Championships\: 5,000m (1947), 10,000 m (1948-52), short cross (1949-50) and long cross (1950-51, 1954). He also lowered the Dutch 10,000 record on three occasions.

Personal Bests\: 5000 – 14:59.4 (1949); 10000 – 31:30.8 (1948).

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1948 Summer 25 London Athletics Men's 5,000 metres Netherlands NED 7 h1 r1/2
1948 Summer 25 London Athletics Men's 10,000 metres Netherlands NED AC NP

Men's 5,000 metres

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank T(H)
1948 Summer 25 London Athletics Netherlands Round One Heat One 7 15:39,0

Men's 10,000 metres

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank
1948 Summer 25 London Athletics Netherlands Final Standings AC NP
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