Fidel Negrete, Mexican Olympic long-distance runner, Died at 84


Fidel Negrete Gamboa was born on February 23, 1932, and died on November 17, 2016.

He was a long-distance runner from Mexico.

His biggest achievement during his career was winning the gold medal in the men’s marathon at the 1963 Pan American Games.

Fidel represented his native country in the same event at the 1964 Summer Olympics in Tokyo, Japan, where he finished 21st in 2:26:07.

He died after a heart attack.

Fidel Negrete passed away at 84 years old.