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Jacques BOXBERGER

France
TeamFrance
AthleticsAthletics
Games Participations4
First Olympic GamesMexico City 1968
Year of Birth1949

Biography

Jacky Boxberger was a successful distance runner in events ranging from 1500 m to the marathon. He won French titles in the 1500 m, 5000 m, 10000 m and the cross, and set national records in the 5000 m and marathon. He also enjoyed some international success, winning the European indoor title over 1500 m in 1972, and the Paris Marathon on two occasions. He was tragically trampled by an elephant while trying to photograph the animal on a safari with his wife and daughter.

Personal Bests: 1500 – 3:36.8 (1973); 5000 – 13:23.59 (1977); Mar – 2-10:49 (1985).

Olympic Results

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