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  • Dorando Marathon

    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)
    Thursday, July 23, 1908 10:00 PM | Photo
  • Pietris Marathon

    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)
    Thursday, July 23, 1908 10:00 PM | Photo
  • Pietri Gold Cup

    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)
    Friday, July 24, 1908 10:00 PM | Photo
  • Mel Sheppard

    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)
    Monday, July 13, 1908 10:00 PM | Photo
  • Standing Jump

    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)
    Tuesday, June 30, 1908 10:00 PM | Photo
  • Martin Sheridan

    Martin Sheridan

    July 1908: Martin Sheridan of the USA in practice for the Discus event of the 1908 London Olympics. He went on to win the Gold Medal, as he had done at the 1904 and 1906 Olympics, with an Olympic Record of 40.89 metres. (Photo by Topical Press Agency/Getty Images)
    Tuesday, June 30, 1908 10:00 PM | Photo
  • Ralph Rose

    Ralph Rose

    July 1908: Ralph Rose of the United States in practice for the Shot Put event at the 1908 London Olympics. He went on to win the Gold Medal. (Photo by Topical Press Agency/Getty Images)
    Tuesday, June 30, 1908 10:00 PM | Photo
  • Matthew McGrath

    Matthew McGrath

    July 1908: Matthew McGrath of the USA about to throw the Hammer at the 1908 London Olympics. He was the World Record holder at the time but finished second to fellow American John Flanagan. He won the event at the 1912 Olympics in Stockholm. (Photo by Topical Press Agency/Getty Images)
    Tuesday, June 30, 1908 10:00 PM | Photo
  • Eric Lemming

    Eric Lemming

    1st July 1908: Eric Lemming of Sweden winner of the Javelin event at the 1908 London Olympics. (Photo by Hulton Archive/Getty Images)
    Tuesday, June 30, 1908 10:00 PM | Photo
  • Dorando Pietri

    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)
    Tuesday, June 30, 1908 10:00 PM | Photo
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