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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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100m Men’s Sprint 1968 Mexico Olympic Games

April 30th, 2012 · No Comments · Athletics

The men’s 100m conducted at high altitude at the 1968 Mexico Olympic Games was won by US sprinter Jim Hines in 9.95 seconds. Here is a video of the final. See more on the History of the Olympics 100m sprint.

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