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Dorando Pietri

July 1908: Dorando Pietri of Italy who, despite finishing first in the Marathon at the 1908 London Olympics, was disqualified for being helped over the line after collapsing just yards from the end. The Gold Medal went to John Hayes of the USA. Pietri is seen here with a special Gold Cup presented to him by the Queen. (Photo by Hulton Archive/Getty Images)


7/1/1908 12:00:00 AM

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