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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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