Olympic marathon, 1908

Marathon among men in the Summer Olympics was held in London on July 24th, 1908 . Fifty five athletes from sixteen countries took part in this marathon.

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Doctors check the athletes before the race

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Athletes enter the Windsor Castle

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Spectators get on trees

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Italian Petri is leading

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Exhausted Italian help to overcome the finish line.

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American John Hayes finished second but was declared the winner after the disqualification of Petri .

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Partners honor Hayes

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Petri carry on a stretcher

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Queen Alexandra Petri presents a comforting cup

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Petri with cup