Loading

A ticket for the marathon, London, 24 July 1908

1908-01-01

The Olympic Museum

The Olympic Museum

The person who had this ticket for the Olympic Stadium in London, on 24 July 1908, probably witnessed the incredible finish of the marathon. Despite finishing first, Italy’s Dorando Pietri, doped with strychnine, collapsed five times, went the wrong way, and was helped across the line by the organisers. So the gold medal went to the second runner, the American John Hayes!

Show lessRead more

Details

  • Title: A ticket for the marathon, London, 24 July 1908
  • Date Created: 1908-01-01

Recommended

Translate with Google
Home
Explore
Nearby
Profile