McDonald's congratulates Robert Korzeniowski on his gold medal in walking

Munich, Germany - McDonald's congratulates walking legend Robert Korzeniowski's on his fourth Olympic gold medal. The 36 year-old World and European Champion from Poland took the 50 Kilometer Walk in Athens with around four minutes to spare over Russian Denis Nizhegorodov and his countryman Aleksey Voyevodin on Friday morning. Robert Korzeniowski supports the Go Active![TM] program launched by McDonald's. The initiative promotes a healthy lifestyle with plenty of exercise.

McDonald's is a global partner and partner of the Athens 2004 Games and the Official Restaurant of the Olympic Games. A recently-expanded menu of variety and choice, is available to athletes, coaches, officials, reporters and spectators at the three McDonald's restaurant sites located in the Olympic Village, Main Press Center (MPC) and Athens Olympic Sports Complex (OAKA). Customers have enjoyed familiar favorites including the Big Mac sandwich and world famous fries, as well as new salad offerings and Fruit and Yogurt. The three McDonald's restaurants are seeing a steady increase in sales every day.

The success at the 2004 Olympic Games comes in a year in which McDonald's has done more than ever to help encourage customers to lead balanced, active lifestyles. McDonald's has introduced a variety of new menu choices across the world including a variety of premium salads in Australia, the United-States, Canada and in 16 European countries. McDonald's has also launched a new website - www.goactive.com - in partnership with the International Olympic Committee (IOC) to help people around the world incorporate physical fitness into their daily lives.

McDonald's is the world's leading foodservice retailer with more than 30 000 local restaurants, serving nearly 47 million people each day in over 100 countries. More than 70 percent of McDonald's restaurants around the world are owned and operated by independent, local businessmen and women.

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