Olympic runner Fanny Blankers-Koen, Jan. 25

Fanny Blankers-Koen, who won three individual Olympic titles, is shown breaking the tape in the 400-meter relay to win her fourth Olympic medal as a member of the <a class="taxInlineTagLink" id="PLGEO00000041" title="Netherlands" href="/topic/international/netherlands-PLGEO00000041.topic">Dutch</a> relay team Aug. 7,1948, in <a class="taxInlineTagLink" id="PLGEO00000021201" title="England" href="/topic/international/britain/england-PLGEO00000021201.topic">London</a>, England. Blankers-Koen, revered in the Netherlands as "the flying housewife" after winning four gold medals at the 1948 Olympics, died, Sunday, Jan 25, 2005.  Blankers-Koen was 85.

Fanny Blankers-Koen, who won three individual Olympic titles, is shown breaking the tape in the 400-meter relay to win her fourth Olympic medal as a member of the Dutch relay team Aug. 7,1948, in London, England. Blankers-Koen, revered in the Netherlands as "the flying housewife" after winning four gold medals at the 1948 Olympics, died, Sunday, Jan 25, 2005. Blankers-Koen was 85.

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