The Worst Marathon in Human History

The 1904 Olympic Marathon involved three near deaths, feral dogs, rat poison, rotten apples, brandy, and course cutting

Thomas Hicks being propped up by his supporters en route to winning the 1904 Olympic Marathon — Public Domain

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Ryan Fan

Believer, Baltimore City IEP Chair, and 2:39 marathon runner. Diehard fan of “The Wire.” Support me by becoming a Medium member: https://bit.ly/39Cybb8