An Ounce

The Curious Tale of the 1904 Olympic Marathon

March 10, 2023 Jim Fugate Season 6 Episode 10
The Curious Tale of the 1904 Olympic Marathon
An Ounce
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An Ounce
The Curious Tale of the 1904 Olympic Marathon
Mar 10, 2023 Season 6 Episode 10
Jim Fugate

 The World’s Olympic Games. An amazing showcase of athletic ability and sportsmanship. People can train for years to perform and compete for a few moments. Every event showcases the best of the best for all over the world. But, sometimes, things just don’t go ... well … as well as expected. 

For example, in 1904, in St. Louis. The Olympic Games were paired with the world’s fair. And for the first time in modern history, the games took place in the western hemisphere. 

It was August in St. Louis. It was hot. It was humid. The runners had a rather challenging 24.85-mile course (yes, it’s supposed to be 26.2). It was hilly, largely unpaved, and dusty. And then, the race started

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 The World’s Olympic Games. An amazing showcase of athletic ability and sportsmanship. People can train for years to perform and compete for a few moments. Every event showcases the best of the best for all over the world. But, sometimes, things just don’t go ... well … as well as expected. 

For example, in 1904, in St. Louis. The Olympic Games were paired with the world’s fair. And for the first time in modern history, the games took place in the western hemisphere. 

It was August in St. Louis. It was hot. It was humid. The runners had a rather challenging 24.85-mile course (yes, it’s supposed to be 26.2). It was hilly, largely unpaved, and dusty. And then, the race started

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