174: The Marathon that Almost Wasn’t

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174: The Marathon that Almost Wasn't
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Tues August 30th, 1904: Why NOT start an Olympic marathon in the middle of a hot summer afternoon? Because people aren’t going to finish. It was a complete disaster.

Some of the marathon contestants before the 1904 race.

Show Notes: 

Wikipedia: 1904 Summer Olympics Marathon-The Facts

Buzzfeed.com: Weird Historical Events

Smithsonian.com: 1904 Olympic Marathon May Have Been The Strangest Ever (they’re not wrong. It was a disaster.)


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