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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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Marathon and more at the Antwerp 1920 Olympic Games

June 11th, 2012 · No Comments · Athletics

The men’s marathon at the 1920 Antwerp Olympic Games was won by Finnish runner Hannes Kolehmainen. Here is an old video from the 1920 Olympic Games, showing at the start some of the marathon event. See more on the men’s Olympic Games marathon.

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Marathon Athens 1908 Olympic Games

June 11th, 2012 · No Comments · Athletics

The men’s marathon at the 1908 Athens Olympic Games was won by US runner John hayes. Italian Dorando Pietri needed to be helped across the finish line, and was initially declared the winner before being disqualified in favor of Johnny Hayes of the USA. Here is an old video of the event, the commentary is in Catalan language. See more on the men’s Olympic Games marathon.

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100m Men’s Sprint 1972 Munich Olympic Games

May 1st, 2012 · No Comments · Athletics

The men’s 100m at the 1972 Munich Olympic Games was won by Russian sprinter Valery Borzov in 10.14 seconds. Here is a video of the final. Borzov also won the 200m. See more on the History of the Olympics 100m sprint.

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100m Men’s Sprint 2004 Athens Olympic Games

May 1st, 2012 · No Comments · Athletics

The men’s 100m at the 2004 Athens Olympic Games was won by US sprinter Justin Gatlin in 9.85 seconds. Here is a video of the final. See more on the History of the Olympics 100m sprint.

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