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Dorando Pietri 1908 Olympic Marathon Finish

If you have ever run a marathon the picture of Dorando Pietri says/may say  how you feel at the finish.  The marathon distance was fixed at  the 1908 Olympic distance in 1921.  We can thank  the Queen for the distance- she wanted it to start in front of her castle and finish in of her Royal Box seat at the stadium.


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