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Hayes winning the Marathon Race. Olympic Games, London 1908


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Hayes winning the Marathon Race. Olympic Games, London 1908

Photograph of John Hayes, American athlete, in the final leg of the marathon race at the London Olympic Games in 1908. Dorando Pietri of Italy collapsed after entering the stadium ahead of the pack. He was revived by doctors and some of the officials helped him to his feet and then assisted him to the finish line. John Hayes of the United States was the second finisher. Pietri had been declared the winner, but the Americans lodged a protest that was finally upheld. Dorando was nevertheless presented with a special cup by Queen Alexandra for his pluck

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© Illustrated London News Ltd/Mary Evans

Ahead Alexandra Assisted Athlete Collapsed Declared Doctors Dorando Entering Feet Final Finally Finish Hayes Helped Lodged Marathon Officials Olympic Pack Presented Protest Revived Special Stadium Upheld Winner Winning


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