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Drawing of Ray Ewry of the USA clearing the bar in the Standing High Jump event

13-25 Jul 1908: Drawing of Ray Ewry of the USA clearing the bar in the Standing High Jump event during the 1908 Olympic Games in London. Ewry won the gold medal in this event. \ Mandatory Credit: IOC Olympic Museum /Allsport
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Dorando Marathon

24th July 1908: Dorando Pietri of Italy on his way to the stadium during the Marathon at the 1908 London Olympics. Despite finishing first he 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. (Photo by Hulton Archive/Getty Images)
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Pietris Marathon

24th July 1908: Dorando Pietri of Italy in action during the Marathon at the 1908 London Olympics. Despite finishing first he 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. (Photo by Hulton Archive/Getty Images)
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Pietri Gold Cup

25th July 1908: Queen Alexandra presenting Dorando Pietri with a special Gold Cup the day after he was disqualified from the Marathon at the 1908 London Olympics, despite finishing first, for being helped over the line. The Gold Medal went to John Hayes of the USA. (Photo by Hulton Archive/Getty Images)
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Mel Sheppard

14th July 1908: Melvin Sheppard of the USA crosses the finish line to win the final of the 1500 Metres at the 1908 London Olympics from Harold Wilson of Great Britain, with an Olympic Record time of 4 minutes 3.4 seconds. Sheppard also won the 800 Metres a week later with a World Record 1 minute 52.8 seconds. (Photo by Topical Press Agency/Getty Images)
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Standing Jump

1st July 1908: Ray Ewry of the USA in action during a practice for the Standing High Jump at the 1908 London Olympics, for which he won the gold medal. He also won the gold medal for the Standing Long Jump. He dominated these discontinued events and the discontinued Standing Triple Jump, winning eight Olympic gold medals between 1900 and 1908, and two more at the 'Intercalated' Olympics of 1906. (Photo by Hulton Archive/Getty Images)
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