As you may have figured out by now, history is a hobby of mine. And, when you can connect it with your favorite activity, it's a win-win. Here is an article that appears on the online Runners World. The title is,

"The Unbelievable True Story of the Craziest Olympic Marathon:
Only 14 men crossed the finish: one after hitchhiking, one after napping, and one—the winner—after drinking rat poison."

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