Captures the excitement and drama from the past century of marathon races in a one-of-a-kind resource that looks at races from both a physiological and social perspective. Detailed narratives of how each race was run, fascinating biographical details of the top finishers, and a map with descriptions of the actual race course are also provided.
Includes bibliographical references and index.
Olympic Marathon Miscellany Finder
Introduction: Origin of the Olympic Marathon Footrace
Ch. 1. 1896: Spiridon Louis Victorious for Greece
Ch. 2. 1900: Michel Theato Triumphs in Torrid Paris Race
Ch. 3. 1904: Tom Hicks Conquers Heat Wave in St. Louis
Ch. 4. 1906: Billy Sherring Speeds to Victory in the Intercalated Games
Ch. 5. 1908: Pietri Steals the Show as Hayes Captures the Gold
Ch. 6. 1912: A South African Success Spree in Stockholm
Ch. 7. 1920: World Best for Hannes Kolehmainen
Ch. 8. 1924: A Surprise Runaway Victory for Stenroos in Paris
Ch. 9. 1928: French Algerian El Ouafi Wins at Amsterdam
Ch. 10. 1932: Zabala Takes Gold as Ferris Closes Fast in Los Angeles
Ch. 11. 1936: Korea's Son Triumphs in Japanese Colors
Ch. 12. 1948: Cabrera Victorious in Postwar Games Revival at London
Ch. 13. 1952: Helsinki Hails Triple-Gold Hero Emil Zatopek
Ch. 14. 1956: Mimoun the Best of a Modest Field
Ch. 15. 1960: Barefoot Bikila Has a Roman Heyday
Ch. 16. 1964: Record Repeat for Bikila in Tokyo
Ch. 17. 1968: Wolde Makes It a Threepeat for Ethiopia
Ch. 18. 1972: Shorter Succeeds for United States in Munich
Ch. 19. 1976: Cierpinski Surprises Shorter in Montreal
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