Algeria-born Mimoun was nicknamed "The Zatopek Shadow" following three second-place finishes behind Czech Emil Zatopek at the 1948 and 1952 Olympics.
But he managed to make the most of his rival's rare failure in Melbourne to claim gold.
Around 50 athletics stadiums in France are named after Mimoun, who also won four Mediterranean Games gold medals and 33 national titles during his running years.
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