Quitters don't win and winners don't quit. Professor Shaul Ladany
Who are you, Shaul Ladany ? -Born April 2, 1936,in Belgrade, former Yugoslavia -Survived the Bergen-Belsen concentration camp in 1944, when he was eight years old. He was one of the few of Yugoslavia's 70,000 Jews who survived the Holocaust. -He is Professor Emeritus in the Department of Industrial Engineering and Management at Ben-Gurion University of the Negev (BGU). -Speaks nine languages, holds eight patents, has written over 100 scientific papers and published 13 books among them King of the Road - From Bergen-Belsen to the Olympic Games.
-He is an Israeli race walker. He set in 1972 and still holds the world record in the 50-mile walk (7:23:50), and the Israeli national record in the 50-kilometer walk (4:17:07). He is also a former world champion in the 100-kilometer walk. -As one of the best race walkers in the world in the 1960s and 1970s, he represented Israel at the 1968 Mexico City Games, where he finished in 24th place in the 50-km walk, and at the ill-fated 1972 Munich Games. -In 1972, he survived the Munich Massacre where 11 Israeli sportsmen were killed by members of Black September, a Palestinian terrorist group.
A few years ago, he set the world record in the 100 mile walk for the 70+ year old age group, completing a race in Ashtabula, Ohio, in 21hr 45min 34sec
In 2007, Shaul Ladany was awarded the Pierre de Coubertin Medal for outstanding services to the Olympic Movement and was cited as an unusual person with unusual outstanding sports achievements during a span covering over four decades.
-Shaul Ladany has been inducted into the International Jewish Sports Hall of Fame. The induction ceremony will be held at the Wingate Institute on July 17 th,2013, to coincide with the 19th World Maccabiah Games.
Since turning 50, Shaul has marked birthdays by walking a kilometer for each year of his life. So on his most recent anniversary he walked around Omer, near Be'er Sheva, in Israel's southern Negev for 11hours and 11 minutes. At this point he is passing our street. Hi Ervin !
He is determined to keep going far into the future. And when you consider the life of one of the great survivors of a turbulent century, surely no-one would bet against him. Kevin Connolly BBC New Nazi camp survivor Shaul Ladany still setting the pace
26 May 2013 http:// en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Shaul_Ladany מילים : יורם טהרלב לחן : יאיר קלינגר Kom vehithalech baaretz Lyrics : Yoram Taharlev Music : Yair Klinger