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The Wildest Race Ever: The Story of the 1904 Olympic Marathon

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"It was the 1904 World's Fair in St. Louis, Missouri, and it was also the United States first Olympics. The only event was the marathon and the race was so bizarre and unbelievable that afterword the race was almost abolished for good. Add to that 90 degrees heat for the 25 mile marathon. 32 runners took their start and anxiously awaited the gun. There were - Americas, - Greeks, two south Africans. But wait! One runner didn't look like he was ready to run. His name was Felix Carvaja. He travelled from Cuba to run and was ...

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The Wildest Race Ever: The Story of the 1904 Olympic Marathon
2016, Simon & Schuster/Paula Wiseman Books

ISBN-13: 9781481406390

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