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July 3, 2012

Three Men and 26.2 Miles

Author David Davis explores an earlier London Olympics, when three men contested a marathon so memorably, they touched off a mania for recreational running.

Aelfie Starr Tuff

In time for the latest London Olympics, author David Davis goes back over a century to an earlier Olympic Games in London. There, he maps the lives of three runners—Native Canadian Tom Longboat, Italian peasant Dorando Pietri, and Irish-American Johnny Hayes—crafting a vision of turn-of-the-century idealism and internationalism, culminating in the rebirth of the Olympic Games and the invention of the marathon.

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- posted on Jul 25, 12

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