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London Marathon – 1908 Summer Olympics Part 2

Johnny Hayes Winning the Marathon Race. Olympic Games, London 1908

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What: Johnny Hayes Winning the Marathon Race. Olympic Games, London 1908

When: July 24, 1908

Where: White City Stadium, London, W12

Why: Following up on the last 1908 Olympic post this is a picture of American runner Johnny Hayes actually winning the Gold Medal at the 1908 Summer Olympics in London. Dorando Pietri finished ahead of Hayes but was disqualified because he was helped over the finish line due to exhaustion. This was the first time the race was run at it's current distance of 42.195km (26.22 miles).