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    “I never thought of stopping”: marathon man Akhwari on his epic effort at the ’68 Games

    John Stephen Akhwari cramped up and then fell, badly injuring his knee and shoulder, during the men’s marathon at Mexico City 1968. But, despite being barely able to hobble, the part-time Tanzanian farmer refused to stop. Now 78 years old, Akhwari is delighted people still want to hear about the race during which he embodied the term “Olympic spirit”.
    20 Oct 2020 | Olympic News, Mexico 1968, Athletics, United Republic of Tanzania
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