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Marathon Los Angeles 1984 Olympic Games

June 13th, 2012 · No Comments · Athletics

The men’s marathon at the 1984 Los Angeles Olympic Games in the USA was won by Portuguese runner Carlos Lopes. Other runners in the race were John Treacy, Charles Spedding, Jospeh Nzau, Robert DeCastella, Takeshi Soh, Juma Ikangaa, Toshihiko Seko. Here is a 7 minute video of the race. See more on the men’s Olympic Games marathon.

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Marathon Moscow 1980 Olympic Games

June 13th, 2012 · No Comments · Athletics

The men’s marathon at the 1980 Moscow Olympic Games in Russia was won by East German runner Waldemar Cierpinski, a repeat of his victory four years earlier in Montreal. Here is 28 minutes of footage of the race. See more on the men’s Olympic Games marathon.

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Marathon Montreal 1976 Olympic Games

June 13th, 2012 · No Comments · Athletics

The men’s marathon at the 1976 Montreal Olympic Games in Canada was won by East German runner Waldemar Cierpinski. Here is a 6-minute highlight video of the race, and for some reason the footage stops just before Cierpinski crosses the line. See more on the men’s Olympic Games marathon.

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Marathon Munich 1972 Olympic Games

June 13th, 2012 · No Comments · Athletics

The men’s marathon at the 1972 Munich Olympic Games in Germany was won by US runner Frank Shorter. Here is a video of the event, just 3.5 minutes and unfortunately no sound. See more on the men’s Olympic Games marathon.

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Marathon Mexico 1968 Olympic Games

June 13th, 2012 · No Comments · Athletics

The men’s marathon at the 1968 Mexico Olympic Games was won by Ethiopian runner Mamo Wolde. Here is a video of the race. For many people this race will be remembered for the inspirational effort by┬áJohn Stephen Akwani who finished the race injured and in pain, but determined to finish for his country.

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Marathon Tokyo 1964 Olympic Games

June 12th, 2012 · No Comments · Athletics

The men’s marathon at the 1964 Tokyo Olympic Games in Japan was won by Ethiopian runner Abebe Bikila, repeating his win from four years earlier. He was the first repeat winner of the Olympic Marathon. Here is a clip from a movie of the race by Kon Ichikawa. See more on the men’s Olympic Games marathon.

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Marathon Helsinki 1960 Olympic Games

June 12th, 2012 · No Comments · Athletics

The men’s marathon at the 1960 Rome Olympic Games in Italy was won by Ethiopian runner Abebe Bikila, running in bare feet. Abebe Bikila became the first black African to take home a gold medal in any sport. Here is a video of the event. See more on the men’s Olympic Games marathon.

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Marathon Helsinki 1952 Olympic Games

June 11th, 2012 · No Comments · Athletics

The men’s marathon at the 1952 Helsinki Olympic Games in Finland was won by Czechoslovakian runner Emil Zatopek. Here is a video of the event. See more on the men’s Olympic Games marathon.

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Marathon London 1948 Olympic Games

June 11th, 2012 · No Comments · Athletics

The men’s marathon at the 1948 London Olympic Games in Great Britain was won by Argentinian runner Delfo Cabrera. Here is a video of some footage of the marathon taken from the stands, the start and then the crossing the finish line by the winner. See more on the men’s Olympic Games marathon.

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Marathon Berlin 1936 Olympic Games

June 11th, 2012 · No Comments · Athletics

The men’s marathon at the 1936 Berlin Olympic Games in Germany was won by Japapese runner Kee-Chung Sohn. He was actually Korean born, but ran in Japanese colours because his country was occupied by Japan. Here is a classic 10 minutes movie recording of the marathon. See more on the men’s Olympic Games marathon.

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