• Born date: 1927-02-07
  • Born in: Soviet Union
  • Death date: 1975-08-16
  • Death in: Soviet Union
Vladimir Kuts

Vladimir Petrovich Kuts (Russian: Владимир Петрович Куц) (7 February 1927 – 16 August 1975) was a Soviet long distance runner.Kuts was born in Aleksino, Ukraine, USSR. Kuts, who was an army officer during his sportive career, was first noticed internationally in 1954. At the European Championships in Bern, Switzerland, he defeated the favourites - Czech star Emil Zátopek and Britain's Christopher Chataway - in the 5,000 m, en passant setting a new world record.