There is a movie coming out later this year on the life of Louis Zamperini (directed by Angelina Jolie) titled ‘ Unbroken ‘. In short: Louis Zamperini was a middle distance (miler)/distance (5000m) runner who competed at the 1936 (Berlin) Olympic Games for the United States. He then enlisted in the United States Army Air Forces..
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Louis Zamperini – Runner – POW -> Unbroken