Pietro Mennea, "Freccia del Sud", is died at the age of 60 years today due to a incurable illness. recordman for seventeen years, from 1979 to and Olympic champion in Mosca 1980 with a historical vamp into the final. A greeting goes to you, Champion!
Pietro Mennea was the 1980 Moscow Olympic 200 meter champion. He held the 200 m world record for almost 17 years, the longest time ever in the race's history, with his time of seconds set in September 1979