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The Olympic marathon

Author: David E Martin; Roger W H Gynn
Publisher: Champaign (Ill.) : Human Kinetics, ©2000.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This history aims to capture the excitement and drama from the past century of marathon races since its inception at the 1896 Olympics in Athens. The authors offer details of how each race was run,  Read more...

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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: David E Martin; Roger W H Gynn
ISBN: 0880119691 9780880119696
OCLC Number: 892287486
Description: XVI, 511 p. : il., gràf., taules
Contents: 1896 - Spiridon Louis grabs Greece's only gold; 1900 -Michel Theato triumphs in torrid Paris race; 1924 - a surprise runaway victory for Stenroos in Paris; 1948 -Cabrera Victorious in post-war games revival at London; 1960 - barefoot Bikila has a Roman heyday; 1964 -record repeat for Bikila in Tokyo; 1972 - Shorter succeeds for USA in Munich; 2000 Sydney's sports spectacular ends second millennium.
Responsibility: David E. Martin, Roger W.H. Gynn.

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